LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said India provoked Pakistan and that Pakistan has the right and is capable of defending its frontiers.
Shehbaz’s statement comes after Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace earlier today and arrested an Indian pilot on ground.
“India provoked Pakistan & Pakistan has the right and is capable of defending it’s frontiers. The international community should also take notice of Modi sarkar’s aggressions and brutalities in the occupied Kashmir taking lives of innocent civilians for its petty political gains,” Shehbaz tweeted.
Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Indian Air Force (IAF) crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and two of their aircraft were shot down by PAF inside Pakistani airspace.
“One of the aircraft fell inside AJK while other fell inside IoK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area,” Director Gneral of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said.
The action comes a day after Pakistan military warned India of retaliatory action following violation of Pakistani airspace by Indian aircraft. The Indian jets intruded into the Pakistani airspace from the Muzaffarabad sector and dropped their payload on what India claimed was a terrorist camp, before they were repelled by timely action from the Pakistan Air Force.