OIC Condemns India for ‘Incursion and Aerial Violation’ of Pakistan’s Airspace
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday condemned India’s act of aggression against Pakistan, urging both countries to exercise restraint.
In a series of tweets, the global body representing Muslim countries across the globe, condemned India for dropping four bombs inside Pakistan late Monday night.
“Reacting to India’s violation of the line of control between Pakistan and India, the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned this action against an OIC founding member state,” read a tweet from OIC’s account.
It urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and behave responsibly in order to ensure that peace prevails in the region.
“OIC called upon both parties to act responsibly & encouraged them to seek peaceful solution to current crisis without resort to use of force. It also called on them to embrace dialogue & work towards de-escalation of current situation as a matter of priority,” read another tweet from the OIC.
Indian Air Force jets intruded Pakistan’s airspace late Monday night before they were chased away by the Pakistan Air Force combat planes.
India claims it destroyed the largest facility of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a militant organisation, in Balakot. While India claims it also killed 300-350 militants in its strikes, it has yet to provide any credible evidence of committing such an act.
Pakistan, on the other hand, has rebuffed Indian claims and said that the IAF’s jets traveled 4-5 nautical miles inside Pakistan’s airspace.
“Indian aircraft’s intrusion across LOC in Muzafarabad Sector within AJ&K was 3-4 miles. Under forced hasty withdrawal aircraft released payload which had free fall in open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties. Technical details and other important information to follow,” said DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor.
Pakistan has warned India that it will retaliate and respond with a ‘surprise’.
“We will surprise you. Get ready for our response,” said the DG ISPR in a press conference.