ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force on Wednesday struck Indian targets across the Line of Control from with in Pakistani airspace, said a statement from the Foreign Office (FO).
“Sole purpose being to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self defence.We have no intention of escalation, but are fully prepared to do so if forced into that paradigm.”
The FO statement said it was why Pakistan “undertook the action with clear warning and in broad daylight.”
“For the last few years, India has been trying to establish what they call “a new normal” a thinly veiled term for doing acts of aggression at whatever pretext they wish on a given day. If India is striking at so called terrorist backers without a shred of evidence, we also retain reciprocal rights to retaliate against elements that enjoy Indian patronage while carrying out acts of terror in Pakistan.”
“We do not wish to go to that route and wish that India gives peace a chance and to resolve issues like a mature democratic nation,” it asserted.