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Pakistan calls India 'sinister', threatens to start nuclear war

14 January, 2018 1:40 AM
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Pakistan calls India 'sinister', threatens to start nuclear war

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday threatened to stir a 'nuclear encounter' with India. The statement comes a day Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat claimed India is ready to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff".

Earlier, Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor also warned of India against undertaking any misadventure.

During a press conference on Friday, the Army chief Rawat had said, “We will call the (nuclear) bluff of Pakistan. If we will have to really confront the Pakistanis, and a task is given to us, we are not going to say we cannot cross the border because they have nuclear weapons. We will have to call their nuclear bluff."

Accusing Pakistan of sheltering militants and terror-based outfits on home soil, Donald Trump-led US administration froze $255 million military aid to the country.

Instead of weeding out terror-related activities from home turf, Pakistan has trained its guns on India.

While briefing international convoys at a two-day event, Pakistan harped on how Indian intelligence agencies are spreading internal instability and how “terrorist activities are being carried out from Afghan soil.”

Pakistan's top civil-military leadership has also threatened to suspend all military and intelligence cooperation with the US.

The US, meanwhile, said that there's been no official communication from Pakistan on suspension of cooperation.

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