RAWALPINDI – Pakistan’s military spokesman says the Indian minister for External Affairs has finally admitted the truth about Balakot airstrike under compulsions of ground reality. Reacting to a statement of Sushma Swaraj in a tweet, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) DG
RAWALPINDI – Pakistan’s military spokesman says the Indian minister for External Affairs has finally admitted the truth about Balakot airstrike under compulsions of ground reality.
Reacting to a statement of Sushma Swaraj in a tweet, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) DG Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said that hopefully other false Indian claims of 2016 surgical strikes, denial of shooting down of two Indian Air Force (IAF) jets by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and claim about downing of PAF F-16 will also be exposed.
Finally the truth under ground reality compulsions. Hopefully, so will be about other false Indian claims ie surgical strike 2016, denial of shooting down of 2 IAF jets by PAF and claim about F16. Better late than never.#TruthPrevails#PakistanZindabad https://t.co/Kim8CZTdlJ
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 18, 2019
According to Times of India, the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Suraj, while addressing at an event in Ahmadabad admitted that no Pakistan soldier or citizen died in Balakot air strike.
In recent days the nuclear-armed Asian countries have come closer to conflict than in years, after a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir killed 40 Indian paramilitaries on Feb 14.
On February 26, IAF jets had tried to violate Pakistani airspace but were successfully chased out by PAF.
The IAF jets hurriedly dropped their payloads near Balakot while PAF jets were chasing them away. Indian jets bombed what New Delhi called a “terrorist training camp deep inside Pakistan.”
Pakistan has denied any damage or casualties, and independent reporting has shown the strikes hit a heavily forested area with little infrastructure nearby. Residents have said just one person was injured, a crow killed and few pine trees uprooted.
IAF repeated the same ‘mistake’ a day later, however, this time PAF shot down two aircraft and captured Wing Commander Abhi Nandan as well.