Rawalpindi: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that the Indian Minister of External affairs revealed the truth about Balakot air strike under compulsions of ground reality.
According to local media, the Indian Minister, while addressing an event in Ahmadabad on Thursday said that “No Pakistan soldier or citizen died in Balakot air strike”.
Swaraj’s comments vindicated Pakistan’s stance and revealed the truth, contradicting previous tall claims by Indian officials of killing up to 300 alleged militants in the February 26 air strike.
In a tweet shortly afterwards on Thursday, military’s spokesperson wrote: “Finally the truth is out under ground reality compulsions,” adding: “Hopefully, so will be about other false Indian claims ie surgical strike 2016, denial of shooting down of 2 IAF jets by PAF and claim about F16. Better late than never”
Earlier, the Indian civil and military leadership had made false claims to the international community and the Indian public about Balakot air strike. While Pakistan had rejected their claims, saying the Pakistani Air Force’s (PAF) timely response had forced Indian warplanes to return and only drop their “payload” on a largely empty hillside.