Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated April 26, 2023 by Diary Times
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has stepped up maneuvers against India after two senior journalists revealed that Islamabad lacks ammunition and financial strength to fight against India.
DG ISPR Major General Ahmed Sharif rejected the claims of ‘operational preparedness’ of Pak Army. Major General Sharif also threatened to ‘take the fight to India’s territory’ if the situation arose.
He claimed that during Operation Swift Retort the Pakistan Air Force showed the “resilience of the nation and the resolve of the Air Force”.
On February 14, 2019, 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a terrorist attack on a convoy of security vehicles in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
As a response to the Pulwama terror attack, 12 Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Balakot inside Pakistan with precision-guided munitions in the early hours of 26 February.
The entire operation of launching the air strike and coming back safely to Indian soil was codenamed ‘Operation Bandar’. This name was given to maintain secrecy and to ensure that the air raid plans were not leaked.
However, DG ISPR Major General Ahmed Sharif said, “Under the false flag of Pulwama attack, India staged a cowardly attack on an imaginary target. The courageous, determined and measured response from Pakistan foiled Indian nefarious designs.” done.”
He further claimed, “Pak Air Force is always ready, not only to defend every inch of the motherland, but also to take the fight back from the enemy, if ever, aggression is inflicted on us.”
Sharif’s action came after Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir revealed that former army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had admitted that Pakistan had ammunition, arms and ammunition to fight India in order to repair the country’s image. There is lack of economic power.
However, Indian defense experts termed the statement of DG ISPR as a “clear sign of desperation”.
General Bajwa admitted that Pakistan “cannot go to war with India”, said Hamid Mir. During the conference of commanders’ meeting, Bajwa confessed that ‘Pakistan Army is no match for the Indian Army.’
The ISPR DG refuted the journalist’s claims as it was widely reported in the Indian media.
Mir and Naseem Zahra – said during a show on UK-based Pakistani media ‘UK44′ that General Bajwa had revealed in 2021 that he had secret talks with India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and had prepared plans for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit. How was the trip to Pakistan planned immediately afterwards? A ceasefire was announced between the two countries in 2021.
Notably, Pakistan’s defense minister Khawaja Asif is set to skip his India visit and attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) defense ministers’ meeting virtually following Pakistan’s antics.
The two-day meeting of the Defense Ministers of the SCO will begin on April 27 in the Indian capital New Delhi.
Recently, Pakistan announced the participation of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto in the SCO foreign ministers’ meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Goa on May 4-5. Pakistan’s foreign minister will make his first visit to India after 2011.