Tensions have risen dramatically between the nuclear-armed neighbours
PAKISTAN’S Defence Minister has threatened to “destroy” India – after India said on Thursday it had carried out “surgical strikes” on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir.
The strikes, which were a response to shots fired across the de facto border through the disputed Himalayan territory, could lead to a military escalation between the two nuclear-armed neighbours – risking a ceasefire agreed in 2003.
Responding to India’s latest strikes, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said: “We will destroy India if it dares to impose war on us.”
“Pakistan army is fully prepared to answer any misadventure of India.”
“We have not made atomic device to display in a showcase.”
“If a such a situation arises we will use it and eliminate India.”