Following the reports of pre-dawn aerial strike by Indian Air Force at major camps in Pakistan administered Kashmir, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah questioned by the commitment of PM Imran Khan to his country that ‘Pakistan will not think of retaliating it will retaliate’.
“The problem now becomes PM Imran Khan’s commitment to his country – “Pakistan will not think about responding, Pakistan WILL respond”. What shape will response take? Where will response be? Will India have to respond to Pakistan’s response?,” Omar wrote on his widely followed twitter handle.
Soon after reports of IAF strike Omar did a series of tweets inquiring about the strike. “As reports of air strikes across the LoC by IAF planes gather steam looks like our defences are in the air including this airborne early warning aircraft. Appears to be patrolling the international border.”
“Wow, if this is true this was not a small strike by any stretch of imagination but will wait for official word, should any be forthcoming.”
“If this is Balakote in KPK it’s a major incursion & a significant strike by IAF planes. However if it’s Balakote in Poonch sector, along the LoC it’s a largely symbolic strike because at this time of the year forward launch pads & militant camps are empty & non-functional.”
“Unless we know which Balakote is being talked about by the Pakistani generals it’s pointless speculating about what we may have hit & what fallout the airstrike will have.”
“After Abbotabad the line they took was “we are primed to look East to prevent any Indian attacks and that’s how the Americans got through”. So where were they looking now?,” Omar said in a series of tweets.
Earlier, Indian Air Force claimed to have carried out aerial strikes at major camps in Pakistan administered Kashmir side early Tuesday.
Indian Air Force on Tuesday carried out aerial strikes at major camps in Pakistan administered Kashmir, completely destroying them, ANI reported. Responding to this, Pakistan has claimed that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control (LoC).
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Pakistan Armed Forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor said; “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow,” Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa had visited Pakistani troops deployed at the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and instructed them to “be ready to face any eventuality,” on Friday.