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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has said that the government, armed forces, and the people of Pakistan stand united against any threat or misadventure by the adversary.
On the occasion of the second anniversary of Pakistan’s befitting response to India’s irresponsible military misadventure on February 27, 2019, FO said the whole nation would always “act with an iron resolve to protect and preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
The entire Pakistani nation remembers with great pride Pakistan’s befitting response to India’s irresponsible military misadventure two years ago, it added.
FO further said Pakistan remained committed to the peaceful resolution of the long outstanding Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
India’s violation of Pakistani airspace was in complete violation of the United Nations Charter and international law, the Foreign Office mentioned.
“The valiant Pakistan Armed Forces swiftly responded and displayed exemplary professionalism,” it said.
On 27 February 2019, Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets and captured an Indian pilot. The captured Indian pilot was returned as a gesture of peace.
“The whole world witnessed that Pakistan, once again, not only resolutely safeguarded its territorial sovereignty but also acted with tremendous restraint and responsibility,” the statement added.
On the morning of Feb 27, roaring PAF warplanes struck around key targets in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in broad daylight and shot down two Indian fighter jets in a dogfight that ensued after they attempted to intrude into Pakistani airspace again.
Operation Swift Retort was a rapid response to the Indian Air Force strike in Balakot that had only damaged a few trees and injured a wild crow. The former pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was also arrested by Pakistani soldiers after his ejection into the Pakistani side of the line of control.