While Indian side is in words, Pakistan jet flies over Siachen.
Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa had recently written to IAF officers, asking them to be prepared for operations at a very short notice.
Pakistan Air Force has operationalised all its forward bases in response to Indian ‘threats,’ even as reports spoke of a Pakistani fighter jet flying over Siachen.
PAF chief Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman’s announcement on Wednesday about the heightened readiness by his force came in response to a recent letter by his Indian counterpart asking all Indian Air Force officers to be ready for operations at a very short notice.
Air Chief Marshal Aman warned that any aggression by the “enemy” will be remembered by their coming generations, in a clear warning to India. His Indian counterpart Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa recently wrote individually to IAF officers: “In the present scenario, there is an ever persistent sub-conventional threat. Therefore, we need to be prepared for operations with our present holdings, at a very short notice.” The Indian Air Chief’s letter to 12,000 IAF officers on March 30, emerged in public in recent days.
Air Chief Marshal Aman, while talking to the media at Qadri Airbase in Skardu, said Pakistan is a peace-loving country but ready to counter any aggression. “The nation should not worry about the enemy’s threats… We are ready to face all kinds of challenges,” he told reporters. He supervised war exercises by fighter jet squadrons in Skardu area near Siachen.