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Pak-India tensions still worry US: official

WASHINGTON: The United States remains concerned about Pakistan-India tensions as the two nuclear-armed countries’ militaries remain on alert despite some de-escalation in the region, a US official said on Wednesday.

“We do still see the militaries on alert and so we realise if there, God forbid, would be another terrorist attack, then you could quickly see escalation in the situation once again,” the official told reporters.

In the first such clash since the 1971 war, Pakistan downed an Indian plane and captured its pilot after he ejected in Azad Kashmir.

Published in Dawn, March 21st, 2019

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