Yesterday, the Prime Minister in a series of tweets welcomed the restoration of the ceasefire along the Line of Control.
“The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India. India must take the necessary steps to meet the long-standing demand and right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination according to UNSC resolutions,” the Prime Minister added.
I welcome restoration of the ceasefire along the LOC. The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India. India must take necessary steps to meet the long-standing demand & right of the Kashmiri people to self determination acc to UNSC resolutions.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 27, 2021
The ceasefire came into effect on February 25 after the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of both nuclear-armed countries agreed to enforce it.
The premier congratulated the nation on the second anniversary of Operation Swift Resort and “India’s illegal, reckless military adventure of airstrikes against Pakistan” that resulted in the capture of an Indian Airforce pilot, Abhinandan.
We also demonstrated to the world Pakistan’s responsible behaviour in the face of India's irresponsible military brinkmanship, by returning the captured Indian pilot. We have always stood for peace & remain ready to move forward to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 27, 2021
“As a proud and confident nation, we responded with determined resolve at a time and place of our choosing,” Prime Minister Imran Khan added.
Lauding Pakistan’s response to the airstrike, the premier stated “We also demonstrated to the world Pakistan’s responsible behavior in the face of India’s irresponsible military brinkmanship, by returning the capture Indian pilot.”
“We have always stood for peace and remain ready to move forward to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue.”
After India’s failed Balakot airstrike, Pakistan Air Force a day later on February 27, 2019, responded with an equal force and as a consequence, two Indian aircraft were shot down, namely, a MIG-21 and a SU-30, out of which one was found in Azad Kashmir including its pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan. The captured pilot was released on the next day.
27th Feb, 2019 is testament that Pak AF, with support of the nation, will always defend the motherland against all threats. It is not numbers but courage & will of a resilient nation that triumphs in the end. Pak stands 4 peace but when challenged, shall respond with full might
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2021