DG (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday said that the Indian army chief’s statement on across the Line of Control (LoC) action was a part of routine rhetoric to distract attention from internal chaos in India. He said that the armed forces of Pakistan are ready to foil any Indian aggression.
DG ISPR’s response came on micro-blogging website, Twitter after Indian Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund stated if his army receives orders from the Indian parliament to ‘reclaim’ Azad Kashmir from Pakistan, it will take military action.
In his tweet, Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the armed forces of Pakistan are ready to respond to any Indian aggression.
He called the Indian COAS’ statement “a latest manifestation of extremist indoctrination in India’s state institutions”.
”We are aware of the dangers of belligerent fascist mindset in IOJ&K and to regional peace. World needs to take notice of Indian atrocities in IOJ&K and against minorities across India,” he said.
Statements by Indian COAS to undertake military action across LOC are routine rhetoric for domestic audiences to get out of ongoing internal turmoil.
Pakistan Armed Forces are fully prepared to respond to any act of Indian aggression.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) January 11, 2020
The DG ISPR said that India has experienced Pakistan’s response on Feb 27, 2019. “Same shall be even stronger next time,”.
Earlier, the India media reported that the newly-appointed army chief of India said: “If the [Indian] parliament wants [Azad] Kashmir to be a part of India, then we will take the necessary action to achieve that goal.”