RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar on Thursday condemned the remarks of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq regarding release of Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan.
Addressing the Senate session, Ayaz Sadiq had claimed that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi were worried that India may attack Pakistan after arrest of the Indian Air Force (IAF) officer.
DG ISPR Iftikhar Babar said a statement was made a day ago which tried to distort national security history. The statement was a bid to distort the history, he said. We have to act responsibly when the enemy has launched hybrid war against us, he maintained.
He said such negative statements had direct affect on the national narrative, which were being used to mitigate India’s defeat.
“I want to set the record straight. On Feb 26, 2019, India in panic violated international laws and conducted airstrikes on mountains in Balakot, after Pulwama incident,” he said.
Iftikhar Babar said that the PAF gave a befitting response to the Indian force in the broad day light which panicked India so much that they hit their own helicopter resulting in deaths of their personnel.
Pakistan’s victory was not only acknowledged by international powers but Indian leadership also put its blame on lack of Rafael fighter jets with them, he said.
The DG ISPR said that Pakistan shot down two Indian planes – one landed in Pakistan and the other in India.