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‘India will have whole of Kashmir someday,’ says senior Air Force officer


A senior Air Force officer on Wednesday said that there were no plans currently to capture Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, but expressed hope that India will someday “have the whole of Kashmir”, PTI reported.

Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Western Air Command Air Marshal Amit Dev made the remarks during a media briefing at an event in Srinagar to mark the 75th anniversary of the Indian troops’ landing at Budgam.

On this day in 1947, the Indian Air Force landed in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir to thwart Pakistani militants from entering Indian territory. A day earlier, the ruler of the erstwhile princely state Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession, merging the state with India.

#WATCH | “…It wasn’t only IAF & Army’s participation in Budgam but many small missions that resulted in ensuring free Kashmir…I’m sure some day POK will join this part of Kashmir & we’ll have whole Kashmir in yrs to come: Air Marshal Amit Dev, AOC-in-C, Western Air Command pic.twitter.com/GuN0UE4S7q

— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2021

“…All the activities which were carried out by the Indian Air Force and the Army [on October 27, 1947] resulted in ensuring the freedom of this part of Kashmir,” Dev said, according to PTI. “I am sure that someday,…

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