Modi claims India can defeat Pakistan 'in 10 days'

Published: January 29, 2020
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A  file photo of Narendra Modi. PHOTO: REUTERS

A file photo of Narendra Modi. PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, continuing his belligerent narrative against Islamabad, has claimed that India is now capable of making Pakistan “bite the dust” in less than 10 days

The nuclear-armed neighbours have fought three wars and last February came close to a fourth with tit-for-tat airstrikes sparked by an attack on Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

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Modi is under pressure after weeks of ongoing protests against a new citizenship law, a slowing economy and the prospect of losing the latest in a string of state elections in New Delhi next month.

“Our armed forces will not take more than 7-10 days to make Pakistan bite the dust,” Modi said in a speech to military personnel on Tuesday.

In February 2019, the air forces of the two countries clashed in the skies new the Line of Control (LoC) after the botched Balakot airstrike. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian fighter jets and captured Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

 

Pakistan had later released the Indian pilot as a goodwill gesture.

Wearing a maroon National Cadet Corps baseball cap at the event in the capital, Modi said India’s new prowess was thanks to what he called “youthful thinking”.

“This is ‘youthful thinking’. We carry out surgical strikes and take on terrorists in their homes,” Modi said.

Modi also claimed that Pakistan continues to wage a “proxy war” against India in IOK where tens of thousands of people have died in recent decades.

In August Modi’s government stripped Indian Kashmir of its partial autonomy. Pakistan termed the move as a “clear violation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions” in the region.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on several occasions has informed the world that Pakistan does not want a war with India, but at the same time, Pakistan cannot remain oblivious to the challenges posed to its security and integrity.

“We are prepared to give the enemy the fullest possible response. Failing, the world community will be responsible for the catastrophic aftermath,” he had warned.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Imran
    Jan 29, 2020 - 4:50PM

    Bring it.Recommend

  • Umair
    Jan 29, 2020 - 5:41PM

    Cool! I just want you to bring yourself, Yogi, Amit Shah, Doval, and like minded RSS pricks to the front line. We don’t war with India but would be happy to take care of you lots. Let’s settle this in 10 minutes…. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jan 29, 2020 - 6:43PM

    Shall we get some “fantastic tea” ready Hahaha.

    Seriously, Modi is a fascist fanatic.

    Terrifying that India voted him in.Recommend

  • Max
    Jan 30, 2020 - 2:03AM

    Bring it on, and see what happens in the next ten seconds. Do you understand the meanings of “nuclear holocaust? Is this what you want?Recommend

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