Republic TV’ tweet with regards to Pakistan’s decision of releasing wing commander Abhinandan, calling it as “giving to pressure” and asking Twitterati to tweet their views “as all the nation celebrates India’s massive victory”, did not go down well with Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra.
The Mumbai-based business conglomerate, tweeted, quoting the tweet. He requested Arnab Goswami the MD of Republic TV that “we must exercise restraint”. Mahindra said that, “the prime objective now is to allow our soldier to come home safely” and that it “is is not the time to jeopardise that event with such calls for celebration”.
I rarely comment on media postures. But the prime objective now is to allow our soldier to come home safely. This is not the time to jeopardise that event with such calls for celebration… Arnab, please, we must exercise restraint… https://t.co/kXgX65XcQP
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 28, 2019
Tweet your views using the hashtag as all the nation celebrates India’s massive victory-https://t.co/LGCyJUEBn5
— Republic (@republic) February 28, 2019
Tensions between India and Pakistan reached high on Wednesday as the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a press bring on Wednesday afternoon, confirmed that an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot has gone missing in action and has acknowledged that Pakistan has claimed that the pilot is in their captivity. The captured IAF pilot is Abhinandan Varthaman, a MiG 21 Bison pilot. This comes after the conflict between Indian and Pakistan escalated on Wednesday after the Pakistan Air Force violated Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Nowshera sectors. While Indian officials said that a Pakistani Air Force F-16 fighter jet was shot down in Jammu, Pakistan has claimed to have shot down two IAF aircraft and arrested two pilots.