New Delhi: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday issued a nuclear threat to India while responding to a statement of army chief General Bipin Rawat.
“Very irresponsible statement by Indian Army Chief, not befitting his office. Amounts to invitation for nuclear encounter. If that is what they (India) desire, they are welcome to test our resolve. The general’s doubt would swiftly be removed, inshallah,” Asif tweeted.
On Friday, Rawat, during a media briefing in Delhi, said the force was ready to call Pakistan’s “nuclear bluff” and cross the border to carry out any operation if asked by the government.
He was responding to a question on the possibility of Pakistan using its nuclear weapons in case the situation along the border deteriorates.
Following Asif’s remarks, Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal went on a tweeting spree.
“The threatening and irresponsible statement by the Indian Army Chief today is representative of a sinister mindset that has taken hold of India. Pakistan has demonstrated deterrence capability,” he tweeted from his personal handle.
“These are not issues to be taken lightly. There must not be any misadventure based on miscalculation. Pakistan is fully capable of defending itself,” he said in a second tweet.