PM chairs NCA meeting, discusses response to India's LoC violation

PM chairs NCA meeting, discusses response to India's LoC violation

Islamabad (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA).

The meeting which was attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, the Chiefs of all three services and Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor discussed a response to India's Line of Control (LoC) violation.

The NCA is the apex civilian-led command headed by the prime minister to oversee the policy formulation, exercises, deployment, research and development, employment and operational command and control of the country’s nuclear arsenals.

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.

Meanwhile, Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has confirmed that a MiG 21 was shot down and its pilot is missing.

“We unfortunately lost one MiG-21 in this engagement and an Indian pilot is missing in action. Pakistan claims the pilot is in their custody, however we are ascertaining the facts,” said Indian MEA spokesperson while addressing a press conference.