South China Morning Post
The confrontation represents the first major foreign policy crisis for Pakistani Prime Minister Khan, who is believed to be close to the powerful military and who came to power last year vowing to seek dialogue with New Delhi.
While India has consistently accused its neighbour of supporting extremist groups, Pakistan has vehemently denied any role in attacks in India and its only Muslim-majority state, Kashmir.
Indian border villagers are evacuated from their homes in wake of escalating border tensions between India and Pakistan. Photo: EPA
On the sidelines of trilateral talks with Russia on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and expressed concern over the escalating conflict.
Other global powers, including the United States and European Union, have also called for calm, while Malaysia issued a travel advisory for its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to the affected areas.
Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse