Those who cast aspersions on Pakistan armed forces capability to shoot down drones or to track down intruders of its air space, must recall the 2002 shooting down of Indian spy plane by Pakistan, shooting down of two Indian planes at the start of Kargil battle and the forcing down of an Indian helicopter to land on October 23 after it crossed into Pakistan airspace over Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistani authorities briefly detained the crew, four officers of the Indian air force, and held the chopper and later in the day cordially returned to Indians, which brought a round of applause for the army chief, Gen Kayani in the Indian media and government and civil circles. Especially the families of the released IAF officers thanked him for such a magnanimous move. The Indian government said the chopper strayed over the LoC in bad weather, and praised Pakistan's handling of the situation. Pakistan joined India as a temporary member of the UNSC, beating out Kyrgyzstan in general elections for the single open Asia-Pacific spot. IHK Chief Minister Omar Abdullah advised New Delhi to have an "active engagement" with Islamabad, as Kashmir looks to lift a security law that has been in place since 1990. Leave all this aside, imagine, if this chopper had landed in India from Pakistans side, what would be New Delhis reaction? A month ago the Indian border force captured a stray camel from Pakistan and the Indian police dubbed it the ISI agent. Any kind of similar incident would have sparked hue and cry against Pakistan. Pakistan however on its part tries to demonstrate goodwill, but who cares. It is taken as its weakness and a bid to appease the mighty enemy. F Z KHAN, Islamabad, October 25.