An Indian jet crashed in J&K’s Budgam on Wednesday, a day after the IAF destroyed the biggest Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Pakistan in a pre-dawn operation. The tension between the two neighbours after the Pulwama attack escalated further, with cross-LoC trade being suspended and border skirmishes continuing till early morning. All eyes are now on Pakistan PM Imran Khan's address to the joint session of parliament.
Amid the heightened tension, US has urged Pakistan and India to exercise restraint. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he has spoken to Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and urged the two nuclear-armed rivals to "avoid escalation at any cost". Meanwhile, Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday raised the recent Pulwama suicide attack on CRPF soldiers in her bilateral meeting with Chinese counterpart Minister Wang Yi.