Continuing its anti-India tirade, the Pakistan Army has termed Kashmir as ‘nuclear flashpoint.’ Addressing media on Saturday, Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said that, “Kashmir issue is nuclear flashpoint…. We have apprehension that India can launch attack to divert attention but we are fully prepared to deal with any misadventure.” The comment is seen by the expert as yet another attempt by Islamabad to internationalise the Kashmir issue. The ‘flashpoint’ remark comes after Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh reportedly said that, “Till today, our nuclear policy is ‘No First Use’. What happens in future depends on the circumstances.”
The remark sparked massive speculations with many suggesting that India was revising its ‘no first use’ policy. India and Pakistan have been embroiled in high-stake war of words ever since the Narendra Modi government abrogated Article 370 that gave special powers to Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, Pakistan’s attempt to drag international community in the Kashmir issue failed miserably on Friday as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) suggested bilateral route to resolve the dispute. Pakistan, in a desperate attempt after India’s move to remove provisions of Article 370 in Kashmir, had taken up the issue before the UNSC with the help of China, seeking the world body’s interference. Read more