The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is vigilant at all times and ready to combat any external aggression, a PAF spokesperson said in response to the unprovoked firing by Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC) early Thursday morning in which two Pakistani soldiers were martyred.
The spokesperson said India’s claim that it was a surgical strike is based on a fabricated lie.
The PAF will protect Pakistan’s airspace at any cost, the spokesperson said.
The unprovoked firing came amid mounting tensions between the two nuclear-armed adversaries over occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan has dismissed Indian claims that the firing was part of a surgical strike.
“The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian(s) to create false effects. This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded,” the ISPR said.