Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday spoke over telephone with the commander of the US Central Command (USCENTCOM Gen Joseph Votel), the UK’s Chief of Defence Staff (General Sir Nicholas Carter) and the Australia’s Chief of Defence Forces (General Angus Campbell) and ambassadors of US, UK & China in Pakistan.
He informed them about the rising Indo-Pak tensions and said that the country would retaliate to any aggression in self defence.
“Prevailing stand off between Pakistan & India & its impact on peace & stability in the region & beyond discussed,” Major General Ghafoor tweeted. He said that Chief of Army Staff told them that, “Pakistan shall surely respond to any aggression in self defence.”
The conversation comes amid rising tensions between the two neighbours after Pakistan detained an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot on Wednesday when his MiG 21 fighter jet was shot down in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir near the Line of Control.
Prime Minister on Thursday however decided to hand over the arrested Indian Air Force Pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan to India as a “gesture of peace”.