ISLAMABAD ( Muslim Times) – Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir on Tuesday warned India that their adventures will be “met with an equal and proportionate response”.
Responding to the allegations levelled by Indian authorities after attack on an army base in the occupied Kashmir, the Defence Minister said, “Pakistan will pay India in its own coin in case of any Indian misadventure.”
He warned against “any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location,” saying Pakistan will respond with an equal and proportionate retaliatio Dastgir told that India blamed Pakistan for the attack without any substantiation, stressing that the neighbouring country is involved in state-sponsored espionage against Pakistan. He argued the cases of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav and 42 Pakistanis murdered in the Samjhota Express terrorism eleven years ago.
He said, “India is destabilizing regional peace in word and deed; through irresponsible statements on nuclear deterrent and through its bloody, five-fold escalation in 2017 of attacks on unarmed civilians on the line-of-control and working boundary.”
He made it clear that the Pakistan Armed Forces are fully prepared to defend the territorial integrity, and they are backed by the support of Pakistani people.
“An aggressive Pakistan centric doctrine and arrayed forces under a belligerent regime could lead to possible strategic miscalculation by India that will impact strategic stability in South Asia,” Dastgir argued.