Rawalpindi: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar, said on Thursday that If war breaks out between Pakistan and India, the consequences will be uncontrollable.
The DG ISPR addressed a press conference to commemorate the first anniversary of the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Operation Swift Retort – a retaliatory attack after India’s botched Balakot airstrike and said, “Whenever difficult time has come, people of Pakistan and Pakistan Army have faced it bravely.
“Pakistan and India were on the verge of war when our neighbor leveled allegations on Islamabad without any proof for the Pulwama attack which was held on February 14, 2019.
“Pakistan showed responsible behavior and offered help in interrogating the Pulwama incident because truth is spoken once.
Response in daylight
“Enemy was surprised by Pakistan’s response in daylight. We not only downed two Indian planes but also captured its pilot. India shot down its own helicopter in panic.
“February 27 is a bright chapter in Pakistan’s history and every Pakistani is proud of it as we successfully defended our motherland and defeated the enemy.
“This day is dedicated to all those martyrs who sacrificed their lives since independence and all the ghazis who defended Pakistan. The whole nation pays tribute to their families as well.
“This is a day of thanksgiving that the armed forces of Pakistan fulfilled the nations expectations; and of determination to always remain prepared for the covert and the overt conspiracies of the enemy.
Violation of LoC
“India is a threat to the regional peace. The most number of ceasefire violations by India across the Line of Control (LoC) in past 17 years were reported in 2019 and the most number of casualties were reported in 2018.
“Pakistan Army has always given befitting reply to Indian aggression across the LoC and inflicted heavy casualties and damage to infrastructure. The difference is that Pakistan aims only military targets whereas India harms civilians.
“India is making irresponsible statements and we are taking everything very seriously. The consequences will be uncontrollable if war erupts between nuclear armed Pakistan and India.