Pakistan will respond to any Indian aggression at its fullest - Pakistan Armed Forces spokesman

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Read: 753     14:30     17 August 2019    

Tensions recently escalated leading to several exchanges of fire along the Line of Control separating the two states. India’s defence minister recently said that the country's nuclear policy of "no first use" may be altered. In the wake of this statement Pakistan slammed New Delhi for what it deemed irresponsible behaviour.


Pakistan Armed Forces' spokesman Asif Ghafoor has said in a statementfollowing a meeting of the country's security council that Islamabad will "respond at its fullest" to any aggressive actions by India.

"If the eastern neighbours feel like testing our resolve then they are most welcome but they must not forget 27th February and our response back then", Ghafoor said.

The spokesman further criticised earlier statements by India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh regarding the possible change in the country's nuclear posture, arguing that "responsible states" wouldn't talk in such a manner about using its nuclear armaments. Ghafoor also stated that Kashmir "is definitely a nuclear flashpoint" calling on the entire international community to keep that in mind.

At the same time, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has revealed the country's plan to establish a special "Kashmir cell" in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and appoint special persons to key diplomatic missions worldwide in a bid to focus other nations' attention towards alleged Indian violations in the Jammu and Kashmir region.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated on 16 August that although New Delhi has been adhering to the "no first use" posture with regard to nuclear weapons, it may change under the influence of "the circumstances". He didn't elaborate on what these circumstances may be.

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Pakistan will respond to any Indian aggression at its fullest - Pakistan Armed Forces spokesman

2019/08/1076501983-1566037899.jpg
Read: 754     14:30     17 August 2019    

Tensions recently escalated leading to several exchanges of fire along the Line of Control separating the two states. India’s defence minister recently said that the country's nuclear policy of "no first use" may be altered. In the wake of this statement Pakistan slammed New Delhi for what it deemed irresponsible behaviour.


Pakistan Armed Forces' spokesman Asif Ghafoor has said in a statementfollowing a meeting of the country's security council that Islamabad will "respond at its fullest" to any aggressive actions by India.

"If the eastern neighbours feel like testing our resolve then they are most welcome but they must not forget 27th February and our response back then", Ghafoor said.

The spokesman further criticised earlier statements by India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh regarding the possible change in the country's nuclear posture, arguing that "responsible states" wouldn't talk in such a manner about using its nuclear armaments. Ghafoor also stated that Kashmir "is definitely a nuclear flashpoint" calling on the entire international community to keep that in mind.

At the same time, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has revealed the country's plan to establish a special "Kashmir cell" in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and appoint special persons to key diplomatic missions worldwide in a bid to focus other nations' attention towards alleged Indian violations in the Jammu and Kashmir region.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated on 16 August that although New Delhi has been adhering to the "no first use" posture with regard to nuclear weapons, it may change under the influence of "the circumstances". He didn't elaborate on what these circumstances may be.

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