Pakistan Foreign Office has strongly denounced the reckless statement of newly appointed Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane about carrying out “pre-emptive strikes” across the Line of Control (LoC ), inside what India terms as Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (POK)
According to the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO), Pakistan deplores the continuing proclivity of Indian political as well as military leaders to fabricate facts regarding the situation along LoC as part of their attempts to mislead the world and with the intention of staging some false flag operation.
FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said, “there should be no doubt about Pakistan’s resolve and readiness to thwart any aggressive Indian move, inside its territory or Azad Jammu and Kashmir.” “No one should forget Pakistan’s befitting response to India’s Balakot misadventure,” said Farooqui.
Tensions between India and Pakistan intensified after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed killed over 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. India launched a counter-terror operation against terror in Balakot on February 26.
The next day, the Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in an aerial combat and captured its pilot, who was handed over to India on March 1 after New Delhi threatened of escalation.