Hostile bilateral ties will ultimately destroy India, Pakistan: NSA

Published: May 10, 2018
National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua. PHOTO: AFP

National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua. PHOTO: AFP

Hostile bilateral ties will ultimately destroy India, Pakistan: NSA
National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua has said that Pakistan and India will ultimately destroy each other if they are going to coexist as enemies.

Addressing a security seminar in Islamabad on Thursday, the NSA said it is for the two countries to ponder upon if they are to live forever as enemies. If this is the case, he added, then the two will ultimately destroy each other.

The two neighbours need to go beyond their bitter past and proceed towards peace, since war is not the answer to every dispute. The generations to come will contemplate on this and derive a solution to resolve the standoff, he maintained.

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Janjua condemned the atrocities in occupied Kashmir, saying [India’s] stubbornness didn’t allow diplomacy to yield the desired results. He said that even the countries at war communicate and that’s why Pakistan and India are in contact.

On Afghanistan, the NSA said Pakistan and Kabul have been living as brothers. About 50,000 to 60,000 people commute across the border on a daily basis. Pakistan, he stressed, cares about Afghans. He also said that Taliban were fighting to free themselves from the clutches of foreign forces.

Janjua said hostile forces plotted to turn Pakistan into a landlocked country, and enlisted it among the countries posing threat to the rest of the world. However, Pakistan sacrificed 60,000 lives and today, the security situation is far better than it was in the past. Karachi, he said, had been gripped by chaos and extortion, but now the law and order situation has significantly improved there.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Khalid Asghar
    May 10, 2018 - 10:07PM

    Pakistan and India should discuss with serious approach and how to deal the core issue between both the countries. Other Major countries like a permanent tussle between both the countries. War is the MOST horrible. In case, NUKES are used the areas of the countries is o CLOSE that each one mayor sure be affected. So, ponder over with sincere thoughts.

    Khalid Asghar,
    Former Controller/ Station Director, Radio Pakistan, Lahore.
    Dated: 10 May 2018.Recommend

  • Baligur
    May 11, 2018 - 12:44AM

    Things are getting desperate in Pakistan. The economy can’t take anymore of the high defence spending the army demands. That’s why the generals are now talking about peace with India. India need only maintain the status quo to destroy Pakistan. They don’t need peace. It is only Pakistan that desperately needs it now. What do the generals plan to do to force India to make peace? What leverage do they have?Recommend

  • syed hameed shaheen alvi
    May 11, 2018 - 1:22AM

    Heneral Janjua’s statement comes as a refreshing drop in the turbulent waters of South Asia; Pursuing of peace is the objective, not hostility; India should admit that her stubbornness stand in reaching peace destination; neither Pakistan nor Pakistanis are afraid of India; she too should prove her peace intentions;Recommend

  • Vakil
    May 11, 2018 - 1:58AM

    Such boring statements and headlines we’ve been fed for decades! Isn’t there anything new on offer? Givvusa break guys! Both. Recommend

  • hzr
    May 11, 2018 - 2:17AM

    All this idealism will be wasted the moment Kashmir comes to the table. For a change if both nations decide to keep Kashmir out of the dialogue we will see the change for the good of both Recommend

  • Amit
    May 11, 2018 - 11:10AM

    There’s only one outcome that’s inevitable…total decimation of Pakistan. India is now almost a $3 trillion economy and nothing much is going to happen. Pakistan on the other hand with begging arms will be annihilated.Recommend

  • Trollslayer
    May 11, 2018 - 2:36PM

    Pakistan cares about Afghans as long as Afghans accept obscurantist Taliban ideology, that Pakistan doesn’t want for itself, but wants to impose on the Afghans.

    If the Afghan Taliban are fighting to free themselves from the clutches of foreign forces, then wouldn’t you say the TTP are also fighting foreign forces from Punjab allied with the US. Why the hypocrisy and double standards?Recommend

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