You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Amit Shah hails PM Modi, Indian Army on surgical strikes
Business Standard

Ready to combat external aggression, says Pakistan Air Force

The PAF said it would protect Pakistan's air limits at any cost

Pakistan Air Force

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Image via Shutterstock
The Pakistan flag : Image via Shutterstock

Amid the intense diplomatic stand-off between New Delhi and Islamabad and cross-border firing, the said on Spetmber 29, that it is vigilant ready to combat any external aggression.

The statement from the came in response to the "unprovoked" firing by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC) in the wee hours of Thursday, wherein two Pakistani soldiers were killed.

The spokesperson said India's claim that it was a "surgical strike" is based on a "fabricated lie", adding that the PAF would protect Pakistan's air limits at any cost.

The Indian firing came amid mounting tensions between the two nuclear-armed adversaries over Jammu and Kashmir, that has remained tense ever since protests over the killing of Burhan Wani, the 22-year-old miltant leader, have led to clashes between security forces and protestors.


Subscribe to Business Standard Premium

Exclusive Stories, Curated Newsletters, 26 years of Archives, E-paper, and more!

Insightful news, sharp views, newsletters, e-paper, and more! Unlock incisive commentary only on Business Standard.

Download the Business Standard App for latest Business News and Market News .

First Published: Thu, September 29 2016. 15:22 IST