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Pakistan vows retaliation if India attacks its nuclear installations

Indian Air Chief said we will hit, through another surgical strike: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif

ANI  |  Washington D C 

Khawaza Asif
Khawaza Asif. Photo: Youtube

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif has warned India against launching a on the country's nuclear installations, saying if that happens, nobody should expect restraint from

"Yesterday, the Indian Air Chief said we will hit, through another surgical strike, Pakistan's If that happens, nobody should expect restraint form us. That's the most diplomatic language I can use," the Dawn quoted Asif as saying at the US Institute of Peace in Washington.

India's Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday said that the (IAF) has the capability to "locate, fix and strike across the border," in response to a question about handling the tactical nuclear weapons of Pakistan, at the annual press conference in New Delhi.

According to the report, Asif urged Indian leaders not to consider such actions as those could have dire consequences.

Earlier, Asif, who is on a three-day official visit to US, met US Security Adviser Gen H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Relations between the United States and became strained on August 21 this year when President Donald Trump announced his new strategy for South Asia and squarely blamed for sheltering terrorists in safe havens. He also threatened to stop economic and military assistance to and offered India a greater role in Afghanistan, ignoring Islamabad's concerns.

has since downgraded delegation-level visits, but is still talking to the American leadership on a case-by-case basis.

First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 11:25 IST
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