Pakistan had no option but to respond after India’s air incursion: DG ISPR

Pakistan had no option but to respond after India’s air incursion: DG ISPR

Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director-General Major General Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Pakistan army and air force had no option but to respond after India’s air incursion.


“Pakistan’s armed forces have the capability, capacity, will and the nation’s support – but we do not want to be irresponsible,” DG ISPR said while addressing a press conference.

“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.”

Earlier the day, Pakistan Air Force shot down Indian two aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace and arrested one pilot.

“In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet. “One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while other fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area,” he added.