Propaganda war hots up amid tensions between Pakistan and India

Pakistan and India both claimed to have shot down each other's aircraft yesterday, as they sought to gain the upper hand in a propaganda war while tensions escalated over Kashmir.

Pakistan was first to claim it had shot down two Indian Air Force (IAF) jets, with a government spokesman saying that one of the aircraft had fallen inside Pakistani territory and two Indian pilots had been arrested.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'Propaganda war hots up amid tensions'. Print Edition | Subscribe