A day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) launched air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday invited India for talks, urging better sense should prevail.
“I want to now address India and say let sanity prevail. Let’s think sensibly. All wars in the world have been started on miscalculations on the time and the human cost of war,” Pakistan quoted Prime Minister Khan as saying during his national address on Wednesday.
“This was the same with the First World War, with the Second World War, the war on terror, the Vietnam War. The history of the world shows us wars have always been miscalculation,” he added.
“I ask India; with our weapons capability…. on both sides, can we afford a miscalculation? It will neither be in my control or Modi’s. The hurt that has been caused due to the Pulwama attack, we want to come to the table and talk about terrorism that affects us both. We are ready. Let better sense prevail,” the premier urged.
“Two Indian MiGs crossed Pakistan’s borders, and we shot them down. I also want to state that the pilot is with us,” he added.
On Tuesday, media reports said at around 3.30 am, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the IAF dropped 1,000 kg bombs in Pakistan on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, destroying them. The strikes, involving several fighter jets of the IAF, destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfits in Balakot area of the country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.