ir Marshal Amit Dev, AOC-in-C, Western Air Command on Wednesday expressed hope that India will be able to govern the entire Kashmir, including the Pakistan-administered territory. Dev was speaking to the media at the 75th anniversary of Indian troops’ Budgam landing.
Speaking to reporters at an event here to mark the 75th anniversary of the Indian troops’ Budgam landing, Air Marshal Amit Dev, AOC-in-C, Western Air Command, expressed confidence that the Pakistan-administered Kashmir will one day become a part of India. He added that if the United Nations had not intervened in 1947, then the entire Kashmir would have been ours.
“On this historic occasion, on 75 years of Budgam landing, in which after the Instrument of Accession was signed, we moved in quickly our troops. Srinagar airfield was saved and thereafter we could launch a further offensive and push the Pakistan military, which came as kabailis, further back,” Air Marshal Amit Dev said.
“Entire Kashmir is one, the nation is one. People on both sides have common attachments. Today or tomorrow, history will witness that nations come together. We do not have a plan at the moment, but, God willing, it will always be there because people in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir are not being treated very fairly by the Pakistanis,” Dev further added.
Dev claimed that if the United Nations did not intervene the entire Kashmir would have been India’s.
He said the IAF and the Army carried out many small missions including the operations in Poonch after an airstrip was laid there in a short span of a week, attacks on the Srinagar airfield, in Skardu on ammunition dump and in Leh.