Digvijaya Singh hails PM Khan, asks govt to provide proof of Balakot strike
NEW DELHI (92 News) – Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister (CM) Indian political party Congress senior leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday praised Prime Minister Imran Khan for the unconditional release of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman.
In his statement, Digvijaya Singh said that the Indian government should provide evidence of the airstrikes in Balakot in Pakistan. Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister appreciated Imran Khan and termed as a “good neighbor.
The Congress leader said the Pakistan PM handed over Wing Commander Varthaman even though there was pressure on him from his own political party to bargain hard with India before releasing the IAF pilot.
In this era of technology and satellite images, Singh told the media in Indore, “we should also give evidence the way the US government did on Osama.”
Captured IAF pilot handed over to India at Wagah Border
On March 1, the authorities handed over the captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan to Indian officials at Wagah Border, Lahore. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been released as peace gesture by Pakistan.
PM announces to release Indian pilot as goodwill gesture
Earlier, giving the policy statement during a joint session of the Parliament, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to release Indian pilot Abhinandan as goodwill gesture.
He said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and will take each step for establishing peace. The prime minister said that he had already stated that Pakistan will take two steps for peace in response to India’s one.
Two Indian jets shot down by PAF: DG ISPR
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian jets and one pilot was arrested, giving the first surprise to India. According to the ISPR, the Indian jets had violated the Line of Control. The PAF gave a timely response and destroyed them. The Pak Army jawans arrested a pilot who was later identified as Abhinandan.
The wreckage of one of the jets fell in the Pakistani territory, while the wreckage of another jet fell in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
One pilot has been arrested by Pak Army jawans.The captured pilot can be heard saying: “My name is Wing Commander Abhinandan. My service number is 27981. I am a flying pilot. My religion is Hindu.”
There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody. Wing Comd Abhi Nandan is being treated as per norms of military ethics. pic.twitter.com/8IQ5BPhLj2
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2019