Pakistan on Friday reminded India of its “defence limitations”, lest the country’s eastern neighbour is once again “embarrassingly exposed to the world” as it was after its Balakot and the more recent misadventure in Ladakh.
The warning by Islamabad comes days after the chief of India’s air force claimed that the military was ready for a “two-front war” with China and Pakistan.
In a recent border flareup along the disputed border between India and China, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting. Sino-Indo tensions are at an all-time high in decades while the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India remains hot with regular skirmishes.
Both Islamabad and Beijing object to India’s illegal move to categorise disputed Jammu and Kashmir into two union categories.
During today’s briefing by the Foreign Office (FO), the spokesperson said such provocative states are a “true reflection of RSS-BJP mindset, a dangerous mix of extremist ideology and hegemonic designs”.
“It is ironic that, certain senior Indian political and military leaders continue to make a career out of issuing provocative statements against Pakistan at the cost of putting regional peace and security as well as India’s own security at risk.”
As India’s rhetoric against Pakistan continues alongside its more belligerent actions, Islamabad reiterated its warning to New Delhi to not test the resolve of the Pakistani nation and the preparedness of its armed forced against any ill-conceived misadventure by India.
During the recently concluded 75th session of United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan had also apprised the international community about unilateral actions by India in Jammu and Kashmir and the possibility of a false flag operation against Pakistan.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan while expressing apprehensions about any false flag operation from India, made it clear that New Delhi is risking regional peace with its adversarial polices,” the foreign minister had said earlier while praising the premier’s speech on the international forum.
“In the interest of peace and prosperity in South Asia, India must abandon its 3rd century ‘Chanakya Doctrine’ and adopt the 21st century model of regional peace and development,” added the FO.
FO Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri also called for an investigation into the Indian crimes in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and said such an investigation must be held under international scrutiny as all of India’s state institutions “have lost credibility due to the deep permeation of extremist ‘Hindutva’ ideology”.
“In September alone, the Indian occupation forces martyred 19 more Kashmiris, including a woman, in ‘fake encounters’ and so-called ‘cordon-and-search’ operations.”
The international community, particularly the United Nations and human rights bodies, must take immediate cognizance of the RSS-BJP regime`s genocidal tendencies and hold India accountable for these serious crimes against innocent Kashmiri people, added FO.