ISLAMABAD: A day after Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat warned of calling out Pakistan‘s “nuclear bluff”, the country’s top civil and military leaders threatened to stir a ‘nuclear encounter’ with India.
Issuing the nuclear threat, Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif took to Twitter on Saturday:
“Very irresponsible statement by Indian Army Chief, not befitting his office. Amounts to invitation for nuclear encounter. If that is what they desire,they are welcome to test our resolve.The general’s doubt would swiftly be removed, inshallah.”
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) January 13, 2018
His tweet came hours after Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor also threatened India with a nuclear strike.
“Should they [India] wish to test our resolve they may try and see it for themselves. We have a credible nuclear capability exclusive[ly] meant for threat[s] from [the] East,” Ghafoor told state-run PTV World, as reported by Pakistani…