Pak won’t hesitate to launch nuclear attack on rivals: Khwaja Asif
Islamabad: Indirectly threatening India of a nuclear attack, Defence Minister of Pakistan Khwaja Asif on Sunday said his country would not hesitate in launching a counter-attack if anybody dared to enter their territory.
Asif’s statement came after the terror attack on Indian Army headquarters in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir which killed 17 Indian soldiers.
Reacting sharply to the attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that it was handiwork of Pak-trained terrorists while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the culprits would not go unpunished. Earlier, Director General Military Operations (DGMO) confirmed that the four ‘Fedayeen’ terrorists belonged to terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad.
In an interview on a Pakistani news channel, Asif said “Pakistan would not hesitate to resort to a nuclear attack if anybody threatened to endanger our security.”
He went on to say that mutual talks were necessary to resolve the Kashmir issue. “Without Kashmir, there is no meaning of Indo-Pak dialogue,” said Asif.
It may be recalled that Pakistan had earlier also threatened to take nuclear offensive against India.