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No, Pakistani defence minister did not say Pak could not respond to India due to dark


Indian media has been reporting that Pakistan Defence Minister Pervez Khattak yesterday in his press conference stated that Pakistan could not responding to Indian airstrike because it was dark.

Screenshot taken on 27 February, 2019 (6PM Pakistan time). Address: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/we-were-ready-to-respond-but-it-was-dark-says-pakistan-defence-minister-on-iaf-air-strike-at-balakot/articleshow/68174996.cms

How true is this claim?

Pervez Khattak did mention the inability of forces because it was dark but it was in a whole different context.

His exact statement (translated from Urdu): "The attack occurred in the morning and Indian forces came 4-5 kilometers inside Pakistan and fired bomb. Our air force was ready but because it was dark the forces could not ascertain the extent of damage."

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