Pakistan was left with no option but to hit back: DG ISPR
Pakistan Military spokesperson said that the Pakistan army arrested two Indian pilots on grounds, one injured pilot has been shifted to the CMH, where is under medical treatment, while the other one is under custody.
Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistan has the capability to respond to Indian aggression, but does not want war.
"Pakistan is not pushing towards the environment of war," he said.
"Since today morning activity has been ongoing at LoC. This morning PAF engaged six targets across LoC from within Pakistani airspace," he said.
He said that Pakistan Air Force took the action in self-defence, adding that war is no solution to any problem.
Major General Ghafoor said that "Pakistan's armed forces have the capability, will, resolve and nation’s support. But because we are a responsible state and want peace, we decided first of all that we won’t take any military targets."
He said that avoiding collateral damage was PAF's preference.
"Pakistan wants de-escalation," he said, adding that the international community should take notice of the Indian aggression across the LoC.
Major General Ghafoor's press conference came after Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian jets inside Pakistani airspace.
Earlier today, in a tweet the Pakistan military spokesperson said that the IAF crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and the PAF shot down two of their aircraft inside Pakistani airspace.
In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while other fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2019
Yesterday, Indian military aircraft violated the LoC after they intruded from the Muzaffarabad sector and were forced to return owing to the timely response of the PAF.
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