In a bid to confirm that an Indian Wing Commander Indian Air Force Abhinandan has been captured, the Pakistan government has released a video through its official twitter handle.
The tweet read that “Wing Commander Indian Air Force Abhinandan in the custody of Pakistani security forces. He was flying one of the aircraft which were shot down by PAF in Pakistani airspace this morning. #PakistanArmyZindabad #PakistanAirForceOurPride #PakistanZindabad “
In the video shared by Pakistan, a person wearing a flight suit is heard saying that he is Wing Commander Abhinandan. He is blindfolded and gives out his service number. He then asks if he is in the custody of the Pakistan military, saying he has the right to know this. Later, he refuses to answer further questions.
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The video was relased after a press conference held by spokesperson of the Pakistan armed forces Major General Asif Ghafoor.
No confirmation has been issued by the Indian Air Force on this so far.
In the press conference, Maj Gen Ghafoor said Pakistan had no option than to give a reply to the airstrikes by the Indian Air Force in Balakote on Tuesday (February 26).
Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed that Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian Air Force planes today morning. He said one of the planes fell in Pakistani territory while the other fell in the Indian side.
He said the intentions behind the attacks carried out by the Pakistan Air Force was “not to escalate tensions” but to tell “India that we have the capability” to retaliate.