Pak army chief warns India of ‘unbearable cost’ in case of war between the two countries
Warning India of “unbearable damage” in case of a war, Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif has said his troops are ready to tackle any long or short misadventure by the “enemy”.
“Let me reiterate that our armed forces stand fully capable to defeat all sorts of external aggression.
“If the enemy ever resorts to any misadventure, regardless of its size and scale – short or long – it will
have to pay an unbearable cost,” he said in his address at a special event organised by army at its Headquarters in Rawalpindi yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with India.
The remarks were a pointed response to a statement by Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag who said last week that Indian Army was prepared for “swift, short nature of future wars”.
“Armed forces of Pakistan are fully capable of dealing with all types of internal and external threats, may it be conventional or sub-conventional; whether it is cold start or hot start. We are ready,” said General Raheel.
This time the reference was towards India’s cold start doctrine of war.
Terming Kashmir as “unfinished agenda of partition”, he said that it should be resolved according to UN resolution which calls for plebiscite to decide its future.
6 civilians injured in continuous shelling at the border
Ongoing ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday left one civilian severely injured, while five others received minor injuries on Monday.
Preliminary reports suggest that the overnight shelling by Pakistani troops pounded Saujian area in Poonch, more than 200 km away from Srinagar.
One civilian, identified by locals as Abdul Hameed, was severely injured in the shelling and was shifted to a nearby hospital. The officials could not immediately confirm about the condition of the injured civilian.