Islamabad, February 27 (KMS): The Foreign Office Spokesperson has said that Pakistan has reiterated its resolve to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity at all costs.
The Foreign Office Spokesperson in a statement issued on the third anniversary of Pakistan’s exemplary response to India’s ill-conceived military airstrikes inside its territorial airspace, said India, in utter violation of the United Nations Charter and International Law, violated Pakistani airspace on 26 February, 2019 and conducted airstrikes inside Pakistani territory.
He said the botched attempt at infringing Pakistan’s sovereignty was swiftly riposted by our valiant armed forces. Not only did Pakistan resolutely safeguarded its sovereignty; it also displayed utmost restraint, he added.
The Spokesperson said, again on February 27, 2019, two Indian aircrafts transgressed the Pakistani airspace, which were shot down by Pakistan Air Force jets. The captured pilot of one of the downed aircrafts, he said, was later returned to India as a goodwill gesture.
He said, “Pakistan is a proponent for regional peace and stability, however, our desire for peace should not be misconstrued as a weakness.”
The FO Spokesperson said, 27 February also serves as a lesson for India that none of its militarism and warmongering jingoism will go without a befitting response. Besides, India must remain mindful of the consequences of its reckless conduct in February 2019 and refrain from any such misadventure in the future, he said.
He said, the Government, Armed Forces and the people of Pakistan continue to stand firm in their resolve to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity against any aggression.
“While we are commemorating this day, we underscore our commitment to a peaceful coexistence and the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people. We also call upon the International community, including the United Nations, to hold India accountable for its gross and systematic human rights violations and crimes against humanity in IIOJK, without further delay,” he maintained.
Meanwhile, a report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said on February 27, 2019 the PAF shot down 2 IAF aircrafts in a dogfight and caught an Indian pilot alive.
It said ‘Operation Swift Retort’ was launched in response to violation of Pakistan airspace by IAF on the night of February 26, 2019. Operation Swift Retort’ confused IAF so much so that its air defence system shot down own helicopter and was loud and clear message to India that it should not underestimate Pakistan
The report said myth of India’s conventional military superiority was decimated by Pakistan Air Force on Feb 27, 2019. It said, Pakistan’s triumph in the brief air combat on Feb 27, 2019 will continue to haunt India.
It maintained that on February 27, 2019 Pakistan gave a befitting reply to the misadventure of fascist Modi regime.