Indian army chief’s statement is tantamount to an invitation for nuclear war: Khawaja Asif

Published: January 13, 2018
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif. PHOTO: AFP

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD  : Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday termed the Indian army chief’s statement as tantamount to an invitation for a nuclear war.

Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat had recently said that the force was ready to call Pakistan’s ‘nuclear bluff’ and cross the border to carry out any operation if asked by the government.

The foreign minister said the Indian army chief’s statement was very irresponsible and not befitting his office.

He added: “If that is what they desire, they are welcome to test our resolve. The general’s doubt would swiftly be removed, inshallah.”

‘Nuclear bluff’ assertion speaks of Indian army chief’s immaturity, says ISPR

Earlier in the day, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor had also responded to the Indian army chief’s ‘nuclear bluff’ assertion by warning that India will be given a befitting response if they engage in any misadventure.

He added that statements like this are unbecoming from a person of a responsible stature.

The Pakistani military spokesman said, “We believe COAS is a very responsible appointment and a four-star is a rank with age-long experience and maturity”.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • M Azeem Khattak
    Jan 14, 2018 - 12:46AM

    Fear God… Nuclear war is not the Child’s play. Do any of you old and sick minds on both sides have the idea that how much distructive is a nuclear detonation? What are its after effects? Just read the terms, genetic mutation, nuclear fallout, radiation!!! Get a life dear human beings… Love each other and bring peace. Recommend

  • Chai-Wala
    Jan 14, 2018 - 11:20AM

    Indian news paper coming to rescue for Chacha Bipin. They are twisting Khawaja statement which is “They can test our resolve” to “Pakistan is threatening India of nuke attack” What a pathetic Indian news media.Recommend

  • kp
    Jan 14, 2018 - 1:31PM

    @M Azeem Khattak:
    very sane words Mr. Khattak, There is no such possibility of that doomsday scenario however i fear this can certainly happen if there is another 26/11 Mumbai(god forbid).Recommend

  • Hina Raheem
    Jan 14, 2018 - 5:45PM

    Appoint a joker, expect a riot (of laughs) !Recommend

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