Did not want to retaliate at the cost of regional peace: DG ISPR
The military on Wednesday declared that Pakistan did not have any desire to strike back at the expense of provincial harmony however the nation had no alternative yet to react after India’s air invasion daily prior.
In a hurriedly called question and answer session after Pakistan Air Force (PAF) struck Indian focuses in involved Kashmir, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor stated: “The Pakistan armed force and
“But how should one respond? The way India acted or should we show responsibility? When God gives you the capability and capacity to respond, there is an element of gratefulness. It is to be used for self-defence rather than attack.”
“Pakistan’s armed forces have the capability, capacity, will and the nation’s support – but we do not want to be irresponsible.”
“The international community also has a responsibility. In the current situation, Pakistan does not want to move towards war. From us, there is a message of peace. They [international community] must also come forward and see how the environment between Pakistan and India is a threat to peace and development, not just between the two countries but in the region and beyond,” he said and encouraged the media to advance Pakistan’s message of harmony.
The military representative, explaining on the strikes by PAF streams prior today, said the military struck a couple of miles from the bolted focuses to maintain a strategic distance from insurance and human harm.
“We decided to not hit a military target or endanger human life. We did not want to retaliate at the cost of regional peace. We do not want escalation.”
“Pakistan is not pushing the environment towards war. If that was the case, we could have easily engaged targets locked by the PAF – it would have resulted in human casualties and collateral damage as well. We deliberately avoided escalation.”
“We engaged an open space where there was no human presence or military posts. It was an open area. We wanted to demonstrate that we could have easily taken out the original target – a military administrative unit – but chose not to,” he said in response to a question.
“The route to peace is through dialogue,” he stressed. “Both the sides have capabilities but war is a failure of policy.”
“We will share the video of the action in a bit. After we engaged the targets, two IAF aircraft entered Pakistani airspace. The PAF struck down both planes – one fell on our side and the other on the Indian side.”
He also confirmed that Pakistani troops captured two pilots. “As a responsible army, we shifted one to a hospital while the other is in our custody. We will show you the documents the pilots were carrying.”
Significant General Ghafoor cleared up that no F-16s were utilized in the activity and no Pakistani planes were brought down by foe activity.
“As Prime Minister Imran Khan stated, beginning a war is simple yet nobody knows when it will stop.”
“PAF shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace,” the army spokesperson said in a Tweet on Wednesday. “One of the aircraft fell inside Azad Jammu and Kashmir while other fell inside Indian-occupied Kashmir.”
He included that somewhere around one Indian pilot was “captured by the troops on the ground while two in the zone”.
As indicated by a Foreign Office proclamation, the strike’s “sole intention” was to “show our right, will, and capacity for self-preservation”.
“We have no aim of acceleration however are completely arranged to do as such whenever constrained into that worldview. It was the reason we embraced the activity with an unmistakable cautioning and without trying to hide.”Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org