Pak Response To India On Feb 26 Showed Nation’s Maturity: PM
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the manner in which Pakistan had responded to Indian aggression in February 2019 was indicative of the nation’s maturity.
Addressing a ceremony held in Islamabad to commemorate ‘Pakistan’s responsible and resolute response to Indian aggression’ of Feb 26 last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the country was prepared for India’s violations.
In attendance at the ceremony were Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, ministers and other officials.
On Feb 26, 2019, Indian planes violated Pakistani airspace and conducted air strikes inside Pakistani territory. In retaliation the next day, the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets and captured Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
Prime Minister Imran later decided that Pakistan would release the pilot as a peace gesture.
Prime Minister Imran said Pakistan was aware through intelligence reports that India planned to show some form of belligerence following the Pulwama attack in Indian-Occupied Kashmir.
He said that Pakistan’s entire response to Indian bombing within its territory was that of a mature country.