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Pak Army warns of response to India's misadventure

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

The today warned against any misadventure, asserting that the country's nuclear weapons were exclusively meant to foil any threat emanating from the east. The Army's response came days after Chief Bipin Rawat's recent remark that the force was ready to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff" and cross the border to carry out any operation if asked by the "We will call the (nuclear) bluff of If we will have to really confront the Pakistanis, and a task is given to us, we are not going to say we cannot cross the border because they have nuclear weapons. We will have to call their nuclear bluff," Rawat said at a press conference on Wednesday. Major warned of response if undertook any misadventure. "Well, it's their choice.

Should they wish to test our resolve they may try and see it for themselves," Ghafoor told state-run PTV. He said Rawat's comments were unbefitting of an chief. Asserting that was not in a position to launch a conventional war after over nulcearisation, Ghafoor said had credible nuclear capability exclusively meant to foil any threat emanating from the east. "But we believe it's a weapon of deterrence not a choice. The only thing stopping them is our credible nuclear deterrence as there is no space of war between the two nuclear states," he said. He alleged that was using sub-conventional threat and state-sponsored terrorism to destabilise but has failed to achieve its objectives so far. Rawat's remark had come in response to a question on possibility of using its nuclear weapons in case the situation along the border deteriorated.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 23:25 IST
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