PAF shoots down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace, one pilot arrested: DG ISPR

PAF shoots down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace, one pilot arrested: DG ISPR

Srinagar (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan Air Force on Wednesday shot down Indian two aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace and arrested one pilot.

“In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet. “One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while other fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area,” he added.

“PAF undertook strikes across LoC from Pakistani airspace. Sole purpose of this action was to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self defence. We do not wish to escalate but are fully prepared if forced into that paradigm,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Faisal said in a tweet.

Earlier, Asif Ghafoor rubbished Indian claims of remaining in Pakistani airspace for 21 minutes.

"They are claiming that they remained in the Pakistani airspace for 21 minutes and killed 350 terrorists. They claim that the second strike was in Muzaffarabad and the third in Chakothi,” said Pakistan army spokesperson said and warned, "Allah almighty is the greatest and we should not make tall claims, but come and try to spend 21 minutes in Pakistani airspace."

"Last night, our radars were observing them. They had earlier come closer to our border but did not cross it. Last night, their first visibility was observed near the Sialkot and Lahore border. They were seen approaching the border. Our Combat Air Patrol team approached and challenged them. They did not cross."

"We will respond differently and we will surprise you (India)," he said.

"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," ISPR DG said.

This is a developing story that is being updated accordingly.