Today Indian Air Force avenged the Pulwama attack by successfully carrying out Air Strike on the militant camps in PoK. Not just India, but the entire world is all praises for the IAF. This was one of a kind encounter and was done with perfection and accuracy along with lightning fast speed. The entire nation is celebrating this victory and applauding the government for respecting the feelings of countrymen.
Unlike the previous surgical strike, Pak government accepted this air strike. But as anticipated Pakistan has retaliated with heavy firing and airstrikes from LoC. There have been no reports of violation of LoC but Pakistan has confirmed the news of firing from their side. Let’s have a look at all that is being said from both the sides:
On Tuesday , Pakistan responded to India’s air strike by initiating unprovoked ceasefire violation by heavy shelling with high calibre weapons in 12 to 15 places all along the LoC,” said the Army.
Indian Spokesperson informed that in exchange of fire five soldiers of Indian Army suffered minor injuries out of which two soldiers were evacuated to military hospital for medical treatment and are stable.
“Indian Army retaliated for effect and our focused fire resulted in severe destruction to five posts and number of casualties to Pakistan Army,” said the Army.
The Army said the Pakistani troops were also seen firing mortars and missiles from civilian houses, using villagers as a human shield.
Earlier, the Jammu-based Army spokesman, in a statement issued, said ceasefire violations by Pakistan were reported along the LoC in Akhnoor, Nowshera and Krishna Ghati Sector.
Pakistan has confirmed to artillery firing. The Pakistani statement said: “For the last few years, India has been trying to establish what they call ‘a new normal’ a thinly veiled term for doing acts of aggression at whatever pretext they wish on a given day.
If India is striking at so-called terrorist backers without a shred of evidence, we also retain reciprocal rights to retaliate against elements that enjoy Indian patronage while carrying out acts of terror in Pakistan. We do not wish to go to that route and wish that India gives peace a chance and to resolve issues like a mature democratic nation.”
Later, Pakistan Air Force claimed to have shot down two Indian aircrafts inside the Pakistani airspace. Pakistan said that it has shot down two aircraft of the Indian Air Force and captured two pilots. They have also released a video claiming that it is of an Indian pilot named Abhinandan.
In the video shared by Pakistan, a person wearing a flight suit is heard saying that he is Wing Commander Abhinandan. He is blindfolded and gives out his service number. He then asks if he is in the custody of the Pakistan military, saying he has the right to know this. Later, he refuses to answer further questions. The video was released after a press conference held by the spokesperson of the Pakistan armed forces Major General Asif Ghafoor. No confirmation has been issued by the Indian Air Force on this so far.
The Indian Air Force, meanwhile, has shot down Pakistan’s F-16 jet that violated the Indian airspace in Lam district of Nowshera sector in J&K. A parachute was seen as the F-16 went down, however, the condition of the pilot is still unknown.
Update: Victory for India: Imran Khan talks of peace, says Pak will release Indian pilot tomorrow
The MeA has confirmed the news of a pilot and Mig21 plane to be missing. Here is the official statement
India had informed about Counter-Terrorism (CT) action it took yesterday against a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan based on credible evidence that JeM intended to launch more attacks. Against this Counter Terrorism Action, Pakistan has responded this morning by using its Air Force to target military installations on the Indian side. Due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan’s attempts were foiled successfully.
The Pakistan Air Force was detected and the Indian Air Force responded instantly. In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the Indian Air Force. The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side. In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one MiG 21. The pilot is missing in action. Pakistan has claimed that he is in their custody. We are ascertaining the facts.
The full text has been reproduced from the website of Ministry of External Affairs and has not been edited by Godofsmallthing for style and clarity.