Ahmedabad — India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday in Ahmedabad that not a single Pakistani was attacked in the Indian airstrikes made against Pakistan followed by Pulwama attack in February.
No sooner Swaraj made the statement, Major General Asif Ghafoor – the spokesperson of Pakistan’s Army tweeted – “Finally the truth under ground reality compulsions. Hopefully, so will be about other false Indian claims ie surgical strike 2016, denial of shooting down of 2 IAF jets by PAF and claim about F16. Better late than never.”
Finally the truth under ground reality compulsions. Hopefully, so will be about other false Indian claims ie surgical strike 2016, denial of shooting down of 2 IAF jets by PAF and claim about F16. Better late than never.#TruthPrevails#PakistanZindabad https://t.co/Kim8CZTdlJ— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 18, 2019
“Today when Modi is the PM, when Uri was attacked, there was a surgical strike, when Pulwama was attacked, we attacked Pakistan via air strikes thus teaching them a lesson as well as isolating them in the international community. How? Everywhere when we told that our air strike was in self-defence, we told them that the air strike was done responsibly,” she said at Mahila Sammellan hosted by BJP.
“We told them that we gave our army a free hand but along with two directions — Pakistan ka koi nagrik nahi marna chahiye, Pakistani sena ko kharoch nahi aani chahiye. Aapka target woh aatanki hai, woh Jaish-e-Mohammed jisne zimmadari li hai that we planned the Pulwama attack. Jis JeM ne 40 logon ko maarne ki zimmedaari li hai, seedhe jao aur unke aatanki ko maarke aao aur unhi aatanki ko maarkar ke aaye. (Not one Pakistani citizen should be killed, and not a scratch on the Pakistani army .Your target is terrorists, that Jaish-e-Mohammed who has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack. The JeM that has claimed the killings of 40 persons, go directly and attack them)”.
She added,”…Aur inhi atanki thikano ko radd karke aaye. Aur sena ne itni zimmedaari se kaam kiya ki ek bhi Pakistani nagrik ko chhalni nahi hua, ek bhi unka sainik aahat nahi hua. Jab yeh narrative humne internationally diya, ek ek vyakti ne kaha ki hum aapke saath hai aur Pakistan ke khilaf hai (And those very terror camps were destroyed. Our defence forces acted with such responsibility that not a single Pakistani citizen or armyman was hurt, not one casualty. When we gave this narrative in the international community, each person said we are with you and against Pakistan)”.
Later sources justified her statements that India attacked Pakistan responsibly without voilating International war standards.