ISLAMABAD, FEB 27 – Today, the entire Pakistani nation remembers with great pride Pakistan’s befitting response to India’s irresponsible military misadventure two years ago.
On 26 February 2019, India violated Pakistani airspace and conducted air strike inside Pakistan in complete violation of the United Nations Charter and international law. The valiant Pakistan Armed Forces swiftly responded and displayed exemplary professionalism.
On 27 February 2019, Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets and captured an Indian pilot. The whole world witnessed that Pakistan, once again, not only resolutely safeguarded its territorial sovereignty, but also acted with tremendous restraint and responsibility. The captured Indian pilot was returned as a gesture of peace.
The Government, Armed Forces and people of Pakistan stand united against any threat or misadventure and will always act with iron resolve to protect and preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan.
As this day is commemorated, we once again make clear to the world community that Pakistan remains committed to peaceful coexistence and resolution of the long outstanding Jammu & Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.