Kashmir is ‘definitely a nuclear flashpoint,’ Pakistan Armed Forces spokesman warns

“Kashmir is definitely a nuclear flashpoint,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, chief spokesperson of the Pakistan Armed Forces, said on Saturday. He added that Pakistani armed troops are ready to repel any time, describing the dispute as a long-term struggle.

Ghafoor’s remark comes just hours after reports of another fatal exchange of fire along Kashmir’s Line of Control (LoC). An Indian soldier is said to have been killed in the skirmish, in what Indian media have called an unprovoked ceasefire violation from the Pakistani side.




Also on rt.com
India vowed not to use nukes first, but that may change one day – defense minister



Earlier in the week, Islamabad announced that three Pakistani and five Indian soldiers had died in cross-border fighting. New Delhi denied that any of its soldiers had been killed in the altercation.

The flare-up in violence along the LoC follows India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status, sparking concerns that the decades-old dispute over the territory could escalate. India and Pakistan each have nuclear arsenals.

Earlier in the week, Indian defense minister Rajnath Singh said that his country remains committed to its ‘no first use’ policy on nuclear weapons, but cautioned that “circumstances” could potentially change this position.




Also on rt.com
India rejects Pakistan army’s claim of 5 Indian soldiers dead in border clashes in Kashmir



Like this story? Share it with a friend!

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/news/466717-india-kashmir-nuclear-flashpoint-pakistan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Related Posts
IRNA — Commander Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, Rear Admiral Dr Hossein Khanzadi on Monday
  Three people were killed when they were hit by an avalanche in Phander valley of
Tehran Times – Pakistani President Arif Alvi said on Friday that Islamabad is grateful for
The test announced on Monday and declared a success was conducted by the Army Strategic

Hits: 25

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

*

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes