Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Babar Iftikhar has said that 27th February, 2019 is testament that Pakistan Air Force, with support of the nation, will always defend the motherland against all threats.
In a tweet today (Saturday), he said it is not numbers but courage and will of a resilient nation that triumphs in the end.
The DG ISPR said Pakistan stands for peace but when challenged, shall respond with full might.
The state came as Pakistan marked the second anniversary of the country’s calculated response to Indian aggression in Balakot.
Pakistan army backed by fighter jets retaliated, capturing one Indian pilot and destroying his aircraft.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated the entire nation on the 2nd Anniversary of our response to India’s illegal, reckless military adventure of air strikes against Pakistan on this day in 2019.
In a series of tweets today (Saturday), saluting the Armed Forces of Pakistan, the Prime Minister said we responded with determined resolve at a time and place of our choosing.
He said we also demonstrated to the world Pakistan’s responsible behaviour in the face of India’s irresponsible military brinkmanship, by returning the captured Indian pilot.
“We have always stood for peace and remain ready to move forward to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue.”
Welcoming the restoration of the ceasefire along the Line of Control, the Prime Minister said the onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India.
He said India must take necessary steps to meet the long-standing demand and right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination according to United Nations Security Council resolutions.