PAF says Indian claim of surgical strike is baseless and fake
The PAF in its statement said that Pakistan Air Force was always on guard to respond any external aggression in a strong and befitting manner.
“Aerial boundaries of the motherland shall continue to be guarded at all costs” and no bid to cast an evil eye will let go unnoticed, it added.
India said on Thursday it had conducted “surgical strikes” on so-called militants preparing to infiltrate from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed in a press release, “There has been no surgical strike by India, instead, there had been cross-border fire initiated and conducted by India which is an existential phenomenon.”
“As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops,” the ISPR statement said.
According to the public relations wing of the Pakistan army, “The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists’ bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects.”
“This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross-border fire as the surgical strike is a fabrication of the truth,” the ISPR said and added, “Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.”