COAS met PM
12 March, 2019
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa Monday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at the PM Office. During the meeting, they discussed the security situation, the PM Office said in a statement following the meeting. The meeting comes in the wake of escalation of tensions with India after the February 14 Pulwama attack in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Matters escalated alarmingly after the massive suicide bombing claimed by Jaish-e-Muhammad that killed 40 Indian troops.
Twelve days later Indian warplanes launched a strike inside Pakistani territory, claiming to have hit a militant camp. An infuriated Islamabad denied casualties or damage, and a day later launched its own incursion across the LoC. That sparked the dogfight which ended in Pakistan shooting down two of India’s warplanes, and an Indian Air Force pilot’s capture. Pakistan later released the pilot as a gesture of peace.