A report was making round on the Internet stating that the former Pakistan diplomat Zafar Hilaly admitted on a news television that over 300 terrorists were killed in IAF’s Balakot airstrike that took place on February 26, 2019. Later, the former diplomat issued a clarification.
The report stated that the revelation by the former Pakistan diplomat was against the claim of zero casualties that was made by Islamabad after IAF conducted the Balakot airstrike.
Zafar Hilaly tweeted “The Times Of India has an item based on the cut, spliced and edited tape of my Hum TV talk. Lacking first-hand proof of Balacot, Modi is desperate for 3rd party confirmation for his lies and, not finding any, is doing a terrible job making it up.”
“The extraordinarily extent to which the Indian Govt has gone to cut, splice and edit the tape of my Hum TV appearance suggests their desperation to prove what they failed to do, namely, lend credence to Modi’s lies about Balacot and his farcical claims,” he wrote in another tweet.
The Balakot airstrike was in a response to the deadliest Pulwama attack in which 40 jawans were martyred.
The Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) had claimed the responsibility for the Pulwama Attack that took place on February 14, 2019, which was condemned by the international community.
After Indian Air Force had carried out a strike at a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps at the Balakot sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan had refused to acknowledge the presence of militants killed during the airstrike.
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