International community urges Pakistan, India to ‘exercise restraint’

International community urges Pakistan, India to ‘exercise restraint’

Islamabad (Web Desk): China has urged New Delhi and Islamabad to “exercise restraint” after an Indian aircraft on Tuesday night violated the Line of Control (LoC).

In a statement following the breach of the LoC by Indian aircraft, China's foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said, "We hope that both India and Pakistan can exercise restraint and adopt actions that will help stabilise the situation in the region and improve mutual relations."

The European Union also called on India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint".

"We remain in contact with both countries and what we believe is essential is that all exercise maximum restraint and avoid further escalation of tensions," EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told reporters.

Meanwhile, in a statement shared by the Australian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Australian government urged India and Pakistan to "exercise restraint, avoid any action which would endanger peace and security in the region and engage in dialogue to ensure that these issues are resolved peacefully".

Earlier in the day, ISPR head Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor in his tweet said the "Indian Air Force violated Line of Control", following which "Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled" and Indian aircraft went back.

No casualties or damage occurred, the military spokesperson had added.