News / Anything possible today: Arun Jaitley a day after IAF airstrike

India Today : Feb 27, 2019, 04:20 PM
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday referred to the United States navy seals operation in Pakistan's Abbottabad in 2011 to kill Ad-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and said that anything is possible. Arun Jaitley's statement has come hours after Pakistani jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) & even dropped bombs near Indian Army post in Rajouri sector. If US navy seals can kill Osama, anything is possible today.

"If US navy seals can kill Osama, anything is possible today. A week is too long a time in politics. The way the nation has rallied behind us in the last one week, it seems like a week slipped by too quickly. I recall how the United States' seals took away Osama bin Laden from inside an Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. We would think why can't we do it? That was the thought. Today, we know we can do it," Arun Jaitley said.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan authorities claimed in the retaliatory action, Indian Air Force breached the LoC again and entered its airspace. Pakistan claimed that it has shot down two aircraft of the Indian Air Force and captured two pilots. While one of the planes fell in Pakistani territory, the other fell in the Indian side.

"In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), IAF crossed LoC. PAF shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K (Pakistan administered Kashmir)... One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground," Pakistani military spokesperson Asif Ghafoor said.

Pakistan also released a video claiming that it is of an Indian pilot named Abhinandan Varthaman.