A day after Pakistan Army held a press conference in which Major General Asif Ghafoor said that “Pakistan did not use F-16 in any activity”, India has burst the lie of Imran Khan's Pakistan Army. Republic TV has accessed the exclusive pictures of the pieces of Pak F-16's AMRAAM missile that was fired at Indian target, providing the ultimate proof that clearly smashes DG ISPR's statement of F-16 not being part of their attempted air strikes.
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Earlier on 28 February 2019, DG ISPR had said:
"After PAF decided on targets, two Indian jets entered Pakistani airspace and the PAF faced them. The two planes were shot down — one fell in our space and the other on their side," the DG ISPR shared. Refuting Indian media reports that a Pakistani F-16 jet was shot down, Major General Ghafoor said, "Pakistan did not use F-16 in any activity today."
Pakistan PM Imran Khan also gave out a statement after India successfully foiled Pakistan's attempt to violate India's airspace.
"Our plan was always to ensure there be no collateral damage, no casualties. We just wanted to tell India that we have the capability -- that if you can enter our country, we can also enter your country and take action. This was our only cause."
Meanwhile, in a titanic win for India, Pakistan has buckled under the relentless and unprecedented pressure mounted by India and has announced that it will release captured IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan tomorrow.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan made the announcement in the Pakistani parliament on Wednesday, after his government's repeated attempts and statements begging India to come to the negotiating table utterly failed, leaving Pakistan with no escape route.
Putting Pakistan on the ropes, India had on Wednesday summoned Pakistan's acting envoy and issued him an demarche ultimatum over the vulgar videos released by Pakistan of India's pilot and the treatment he had been subjected to which, among other things, is violative of the Geneva convention.
On Thursday, top sources in the Ministry of External Affairs had ruled out any deal with Pakistan over the Wing Commander's return, holding firm that Pakistan would have to release him as India had demanded - safely and immediately.
In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack by Pak-sponsored Jaish-e-Mohammed, ties between India and Pakistan have sharply deteriorated, escalating tension on the international border. On February 14, 2019, Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed explosives-laden vehicle into a bus ferrying CRPF jawans in Pulwama district in which 40 soldiers were martyred. India strongly retaliated to the cowardly attack by conducting an air strike in which terror camps of JeM in Pakistan were turned into dust and more than 245 on-foot soldiers and terrorists were killed in a matter of 17 minutes.
All political parties of India, national as well as regional, came together in the fight against terror-friendly neighbour and even the citizens shouted slogans hailing the sacrifice of the forces. Moreover, India revoked the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status that was unilaterally accorded to Pakistan over 20 years ago. The government of India also resolved to isolate Pakistan on the global stage. US, Australia, France, and other world countries issued statements condemning Pakistan for breeding terrorists on their soil and asserted that the world's patience on terrorist safe havens is running thin.