The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah on Wednesday. The summon came soon after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed that two Indian pilots were detained after their MIGs were shot down, as he cautioned against any "miscalculation" in case of an escalation between the two nuclear-armed countries and offered to defuse tensions through talks. "Our action was only intended to convey that if you can come into our country, we can do the same.
Delhi: Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah (on the right) arrives at South Block after being summoned by Ministry of External Affairs. pic.twitter.com/2GwxqApWLE— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2019
"Two of their MiGs were shot down (in the ensuing action) and their pilots are with us," Khan said in an address to the nation which was telecast live. His comments came minutes after the External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi said that Pakistan Air Force targeted military installations in India in response to Indian counter-terrorism operations but their attempts were foiled successfully though one Indian pilot is "missing in action". Khan said all wars have been started on miscalculations on the time and the human cost of war. This was the same with the World War I, with the World War II and the war on terror, he added.He said no one knows where the wars lead to.