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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Ilya Ilyayev

Sorry to say that Indian army and airforce with their wild claims have not impressed much. Pakistan got the better of them and now both should settle down and work for peace and a solution to the festering Kashmir issue.

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Surprising to hear that. Senior Pakistan Military Spokes Person claimed very clearly that 2 Indian Aircraft were brought down by them where as later he corrected it was only one. He also claimed F16s were not used. Is it OK for Pakistan to make such tall claims? The pilot of the MIG 21 Bison brought down the F-16, the MIG 21 was hit on its return and brought down, the pilot ejected was captured beaten up by villagers & Pakistan Army & paraded and the Pakistan General said 2nd pilot was was taken to hospital. MIG 21 is a single… Read more »