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Tensions are growing between India and Pakistan. Many people are that the two nuclear- countries are heading for . Pakistan carried out air raids and shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday. They captured an Indian fighter pilot. He is being held by Pakistan's Army. This happened a day after Indian warplanes dropped on Pakistani . India said it was bombing a base linked to the car bombing on February 14 that killed at least 40 Indian police officers in Indian-controlled Kashmir. It is the first time Indian warplanes have struck inside Pakistan since a war in 1971. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for talks.

Pakistan closed its on Wednesday because of the . Several international airlines have suspended to Pakistan and to some parts of India. Airlines that fly over India and Pakistan to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia had to re-route flights to avoid the . Aviation Mark Martin said about 800 flights a day use the India-Pakistan air corridor. He said it was "very " for airlines. He added: "You can't fly over China, so you have to fly over Pakistan and India and go to Southeast Asia and Australia. Most of the destined for Bangkok and Singapore will have to fly over Iran and then take a ." Thousands of passengers were stranded by the .

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