Pak’s war-mongering tactics: Claims there could be ‘full-scale’ Indo-Pak war

The sensational comments were made by Major General Babar Iftikhar

New Delhi (NVI): Indulging in war-mongering, the Pakistan army has claimed that there could be a “full-scale war” between India and Pakistan and resorted to all sorts of lies, including about pushing terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir.

The sensational comments by Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), came at a time when India remains engaged in a military faceoff with China in the Ladakh sector of Line of Actual Control (LAC).

“The threat of a full-scale war between India and Pakistan exists as such instances have been witnessed during the past and its main reason is India’s belligerence and preparations,” the official spokesperson of the Pakistan Army reportedly told a private TV channel of Pakistan.

He reportedly spoke while conducting a visit of a foreign delegation to the Line of Control (LoC).

Pakistan Army has recently stepped up cross-LoC shelling and firing and targeted even the civilian areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army has been responding befittingly to these provocations, which are often carried out to provide cover to terrorists trying to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir.

Maj Gen Iftikhar said India has been using every kind of calibre and weaponry system along the LoC ranging from snipers to normal artillery ammunition to air-burst and smart ammunition.

On infiltration of terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir from the Pakistan side, the DG ISPR said India had established a three-tier anti-infiltration grid along the LoC to prevent such activities.

The grid includes minefields and bunkers, fences, electronic gadgets, sensors, and observations posts, the Pakistan Army spokesman said.

Although he did not mention, the anti-infiltration grid established by the Indian Army has helped in thwarting numerous attempts by terrorists, supported by the Pakistan Army, to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir. Several terrorists have been killed while making these attempts.

Maj Gen Iftikhar referred to statements by Indian Army regarding 200 terrorists waiting at launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir and claimed that it was “mere propaganda”.

The Pakistan Army spokesman acknowledged that Indian Army has “taken all sorts of measures to prevent infiltration into its area”.

Ever since the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abolished in August last year, Pakistan has been desperate to draw attention of the international community to this issue. After failing miserably in this, the Pakistan Army is apparently now trying to indulge in war-mongering to create sensation internationally, since both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons, experts say. However, even this attempt of Pakistan is bound to fail miserably as the country lacks credibility globally, even in the Islamic world.

The entire world knows Pakistan as an epicentre of terrorism and as a country which hosts hundreds of UN-designated global terrorists, like Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim.