Statesman, The (Pakistan) – RAWALPINDI, June 18 — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday responded to Indian Home Minister Amit Shah’s congratulatory message to the Indian cricket team after their win over Pakistan in the World Cup clash, in which he said: “Another strike on Pakistan by Team India and the result is same.

Summary

  • RAWALPINDI, June 18 — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday responded to Indian Home Minister Amit Shah’s congratulatory message to the Indian cricket team after their win over Pakistan in the World Cup clash, in which he said: “Another strike on Pakistan by Team India and the result is same.
  • Shah was referring to the aerial combat between the two neighbouring countries in February, which happened after Indian aircraft on Feb 26 carried out an airstrike on what it alleged was a “terrorist training camp” in Pakistan.
  • Doubt has been cast over the success of India’s airstrike, which Shah had claimed killed 250 – a figure that the Indian Air Force distanced itself from.
  • “If in doubt please see results of our Nowshera counter strikes and response to IAF [Indian Air Force] violation on 27 Feb 19 downing two Indian jets,” he said, ending his tweet with: “Stay Surprised.”
  • The following day, Pakistan Air Force had announced that its jets had flown into occupied Kashmir to demonstrate its capability to respond to Indian aggression, locked on to military targets, and then spared them.

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