Pakistan reserves the proper to reply to any aggression displayed towards it as a depend of self-defence, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has informed the military chiefs and ambassadors of main western powers and China.
The military leader conveyed the resolve during his separate telephone conversations on Friday with the commander of the United States Central Command (Centcom), United Kingdom’s leader of defence staff (CDS), Australian leader of defence force (CDF) and the ambassadors to Pakistan of the United States, UK and China.
“Pak shall truly respond to any aggression in self defence,” the military chief became quoted as telling the army chiefs and envoys by way of Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the head of the military’s media wing, on Twitter.
During the cellphone calls, Gen Bajwa and the defence chiefs and ambassadors mentioned the prevailing stand-off among Pakistan and India and its impact on the “peace [and] stability within the place [and] beyond”, consistent with the tweet.
COAS had tel comm with Comd USCENTCOM, CDS UK, CDF Australia and Ambs of US, UK & China in Pak. Prevailing stand off between Pakistan & India & its impact on peace & stability in the region & beyond discussed. “Pak shall surely respond to any aggression in self defence”, COAS.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) March 1, 2019
The disaster among nuclear-armed Pakistan and India had raised fears of an all-out struggle after the Pakistan Air Force shot down Indian aircraft for violating the Pakistani airspace.
But Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Pakistan might launch a captured Indian pilot, in an overture closer to New Delhi.
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Responding to Khan’s peace gesture, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, not acknowledged for incoherence, used phrases couched in riddles that might be interpreted as belligerent or benign.
“You humans spend your lives in laboratories. It is a custom to first make a ‘pilot challenge’. Scalability is done after that. Just now one pilot assignment has been completed. Now we must make it actual, earlier it become just exercise,” he said at an occasion to felicitate scientists, Dawn pronounced.
Also on Thursday, the representatives of the three Indian armed offerings addressed the media in which they said preparedness to counter any future eventuality. But the flavour of the statements cautioned that they had been speaking of being prepared have to there be any provocation from Pakistan, which they claimed there were earlier.