Issuing a stern warning to neighbours India, Pakistan has conveyed that the government won’t tolerate any secret movement from the Indian Army and will retaliate strongly. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Thursday said, no one should expect leniency from our side if our nuclear installations are targeted by the Indian forces. Earlier, the Indian Air Force chief had said that the Indian Air Force is fully prepared for the war at any time. He said that our Air Force is capable of destroying Pakistan’s nuclear installations.

According to a report in Don Balon, the Pakistani FM who is currently on a 3-day tour to US said, Indian government should let go of any idea of a surgical strike on Pakistan as the country will respond strongly this time around.

In response to a question related to India, the Pakistani Foreign Minister said that India has not responded to Pakistan’s efforts to improve relations. He said, what is happening in Kashmir is the biggest obstacle in normalizing the conversation. Khawaja Muhammad Asif mentioned these points while speaking in the Washington-based think tank US Institute of Peace.

Indian Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa in a statement had said that the Air Force is capable of dealing with every situation. The Air Force chief said on Thursday that the Indian Air Force is fully prepared for a full fledged war at any time amid the ongoing tensions from China and Pakistan. He said that the Indian Air power was capable of destroying the nuclear bases of Pakistan anytime.

BS Dhanoa said that the Air Force was ready to respond favourably to China and Pakistan. He also added that if the Indian government decides then the Air Force will also be involved in a surgical strike. Air Chief Marshal said that if there is a fight on the two fronts, then we will need 42 squadrons. We have Plan B ready for rivals China as well in case of a double faced attack.

Dhanoa had also confirmed that a few troops of the Chinese forces are still present in the Chumbi Valley in Doklam area but will dispose once diplomatic issues are resolved.

Dhanoa’s comments for Pakistan had come after a Pakistani Prime Minister’s statement that his country has kept Nuclear weapon at their disposal to respond to Indian forces.

First Published | 7 October 2017 12:11 AM
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