Pakistan Threatens India with Nuclear Strike. What Is the Response of Modi Govt?

Imran Khan. Photo: PTI
Imran Khan. Photo: PTI

The Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan Imran Khan has expressed his displeasure over India’s decision to cancel the peace talks with Pakistan.

By Rakesh Raman

The relations between India and Pakistan seem to be further deteriorating as Imran Khan has become the Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan. While the hostility between the two countries is increasing, Pakistan warned Saturday that it is a nuclear power which is ready to respond to any aggression from the Indian side.

“Pakistan is ready to respond to any external aggression. Pakistan is a nuclear power and our desire for peace should not be misconstrued as our weakness,” said DG Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor.

He was responding to a statement of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat who said Saturday that stern action is needed to avenge the barbarism by terrorists and Pakistan Army against Indian soldiers.

Rawat’s statement came with the allegation that an Indian BSF jawan was shot and his throat slit, followed by the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan has expressed his displeasure over India’s decision to cancel the peace talks with Pakistan. It is said that India has canceled a proposed meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this month.

“Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue. However, all my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture,” Imran Khan tweeted.

The ruling party in India BJP headed by PM Narendra Modi retorted on Saturday saying “what else could be expected from a person who is sitting in the position of Prime Minister at the directions of his country’s army.” India says there will be no talks with Pakistan till Indian soldiers keep getting killed.

Earlier, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan had said that Pakistan would like to have good relations with India if India is ready to resolve the Kashmir issue which has been hanging fire for decades. He blamed India for human rights violation in Kashmir which is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan.

“Kashmir remains our biggest contention. The human rights violations are happening for over 30 years and the people of Kashmir have suffered massively,” Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had stated on his behalf.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

Photo courtesy: Imran Khan / PTI

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