Pakistani PM to India: 'Can we afford miscalculation?'

Imran Khan.
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In the aftermath of India and Pakistan's skirmishes on the ground and in the air on Tuesday and Wednesday over the long-contested Kashmir region, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a television address that he aims to sit down with the Indian government and find a diplomatic solution to the crisis, The Guardian reports.

He appealed to the fact that both country's nuclear arsenals could lead to a catastrophic conclusion, otherwise. "Can we afford miscalculation?," he asked. Pakistani jets launched airstrikes into the Indian-administered part of the contested mountain region, Pakistan's military said Wednesday. India denied the report and said it shot down a Pakistani F-16. The strikes were the first between the neighbors since 1971.

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