Pakistan didn’t build nukes to fire on Shab-e-Baraat, should hit back to India’s aggression: Pervez Musharraf

| Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 19:48
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Pakistan should retaliate to India: Musharraf

KARACHI: Amid the ongoing situation in India where the Indian Army killed some militants involved in the Manipur ambush in Myanmar, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf termed the recent Indian posture as extremely aggressive, provoking his home country to adopt a tit-for-tat approach with the same aggressive tone.

Speaking on it, 71-year-old Musharraf said, “Don’t attack us, don’t challenge our territorial integrity because we are not a small power, we are a major and nuclear power. Don't push us.”

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Musharraf further claimed that India changed its behavior ever since the BJP leader assumed the post as the country’s leader adding that the bilateral relations between the two nations are being harmfully affected due to a single person.

“India has a hand into aggression that Pakistan is currently fending off. India should not be mistaken even slightly over its dealing with Pakistan, Musharraf firmly said giving message to Pakistan, “Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest). This is my message for all the Pakistanis. Be ready for any situation.”

Blaming India for destabilizing Pakistan, Parvez Musharraf who ruled from 1999 to 2008 said that Pakistan made nuclear weapons for defence of the country and not for ‘celebratory’ occasion. “We do not want to use nuclear capability but if our existence comes under threat, who do we have these nuclear weapons for? If I say in Chaudhary Shujaat’s style, do we have nukes saved to be used on Shab-e-Baraat?” he said.

As explained by the experts, Pakistan that owns around 120 nuclear warheads has the fastest developing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020, it is likely to have fissile material to make over 200 nuclear devices.

In an apparent warning to Pakistan, India has said it will not hesitate in going beyond its borders to get rid of terrorists.

Indian Army carried out a surgical strike inside Myanmar, killing scores of Naga insurgents this week. 

(With Agency Inputs)

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