'Now it's your turn, get ready for our surprise', says Pakistan Army to India
Rawalpindi, Feb 26: Pakistan's Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor rubbished the Indian claims of being present inside the Pakistani airspace for 21 minutes during their Line of Control breach today.
The Pakistan army spokesperson said that Pakistan forces repulsed the four to five nautical miles breach of the Indian Airforce. "Not even a single brick or debris is present there. They are claiming 350 deaths. Even had there been 10 casualties, there would be blood, funeral prayers, injuries," the spokesperson said.
In the press conference, DG ISPR said, "The Indian intrusion will have repercussions. You can't surprise us, but we will surprise you. We will retain the escalation ladder. That initiative is with us. I said we will respond, now wait for that response. He also mentioned the national command authority, which oversees the nuclear weapon programme, meeting, with a hint that you know what is NCA for."
The army spokesperson said that the Indian forces flew away after dropping four bombs inside Pakistan's territorial space.
Pakistan's national security committee on Tuesday condemned the Indian Air Force's strikes at a Jaish-e-Muhammed terror camp across the Line of Control. The national security committee, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, said Pakistan "shall respond at the time and place of its choosing".
Pakistan PM Imran Khan directed the armed forces and the people of Pakistan to remain prepared for all eventualities. A statement said Imran Khan has decided to engage with global leadership "expose irresponsible Indian policy" in the region.
The IAF carried out the strikes at terror camp deep across the LoC at the biggest training centre of Jaish-e-Mohammed at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The IAF used Mirage 2000 jets to strike at the terror camp in the highly rugged and mountainous region. Reports said 200-300 terrorists were killed in the IAF operation.