India Fighter Jets Buzz Pakistan

Pakistan downplays 'accident,' while Brown reads riot act to Zardari
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 14, 2008 8:20 AM CST
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani at prime minister's house in Islamabad today.   (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)
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(Newser) – India fighter jets crossed into Pakistan territory yesterday before being intercepted by Pakistani aircraft who harried them back to their own nation, according to officials in Islamabad. The jets buzzed two regions where Indian officials charge that terrorists are being trained, reports the New York Times. Pakistan downplayed the "accidental" incursion today. Indian officials are denying it happened.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, meanwhile, read the riot act to Pakistani officials in a meeting in Islamabad today, charging that 75% of all serious terrorism investigated by the UK  has been linked to Pakistan. Brown said he also believes India's claim that Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group believed responsible for the Mumbai attacks, has ties to Pakistani intelligence. "The time has come for action," he said at a press conference alongside Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.