India’s military delivered a press conference in Mumbai on Thursday, following Pakistan’s decision to free a captured Indian pilot whose Mig-21 fighter was shot down by Pakistan in disputed Kashmir.
Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, an Indian air force spokesman, wished to correct the statements made by Pakistan, saying that: “Pakistan claims that they intentionally draw weapons in open space where there was no human presence or military post. The fact is that Pakistan Airforce’s aircrafts targeted military installations.”
Meanwhile, Major General Surinder Singh Mahal of the Indian Army, standing alongside Kapoor, made clear that Indian forces remained on high alert to respond to any “provocation” on the part of Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in Parliament on Thursday that the pilot would be released as a “peace gesture” aimed at helping to defuse the confrontation between the two nuclear-armed nations.
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