Director Basic Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR) Main Basic Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday mentioned the ball is now in India’s court docket following Pakistan’s peace gesture of releasing Indian Air Pressure (IAF) pilot and warned the state of affairs will “go dangerous” if New Delhi decides to go for additional escalation.
Throughout an interview with CNN, the pinnacle of the army’s media wing when requested if the 2 international locations had been near battle mentioned, “We had been I might say near battle as a result of once they [India] violated the airspace underneath token aggression, we went for response.”
On Pakistan’s launch of Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman as a gesture of peace, Main Basic Ghafoor said, “Now it’s as much as India whether or not they take that peace gesture and transfer ahead in the direction of de-escalation or proceed the agenda that they’ve.”
“Alongside the Line of Management (LoC) had been are eyeball to eyeball. There may be presence of troops on the LoC for many years. However put up the Indian aggression and our response the safeguards have been taken by each aspect,” DG ISPR remarked on the state of affairs alongside the LoC. He added that troops had been elevated “as a result of it’s pure as a part of army planning. When the state of affairs will get sizzling there are safeguards. These safeguards are in place on each side.”
“We really feel that now the ball is within the Indian court docket. Ought to they resolve to escalate extra, the state of affairs will go dangerous,” Main Basic Ghafoor asserted.
When requested about Indian claims concerning the Balakot air strike, DG ISPR mentioned that not even a single brick had been discovered there nor had been there any causalities. “Their [Indian] claims are false and I consider these days there’s an announcement from their aspect additionally that they can not declare any casualty.”
He additional mentioned that the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) declare of accountability for the Pulwama assault had not been constituted of inside Pakistan. “Jaish-e-Muhammad doesn’t exist in Pakistan it has been proscribed by United Nations and Pakistan additionally. Secondly, we’re not doing something underneath anyone’s stress.”
“Anyone who operates from Pakistan, we really feel, that’s not within the curiosity of Pakistan. As a substitute of blaming Pakistan, it’s time that the world ought to help and facilitate Pakistan in eliminating such organisations,” he continued.
When requested about why the Pulwama assault triggered the latest pressure, DG ISPR mentioned the reply lies within the United Nations Human Rights Fee report which highlighted Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. “If you happen to suppress the native inhabitants to the extent that they’re being killed, raped, being given pellet weapons. So this can be a pure response.”
“The world has to see what’s forcing the Kashmiri youth to go in the direction of violence. So as a substitute of trying in the direction of framed allegation for this incident, India additionally has to look inward as to why these incidents are taking place. We now have to maneuver in the direction of decision of Kashmir, as a result of this subject Kashmir is a flashpoint for peace within the area.”