Pakistan not preparing for war, but to give surprise against any Indian aggression: DG ISPR

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RAWALPINDI, Feb 22 (APP):Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor Friday said Pakistan’s Armed Forces were not preparing for war, but they would give a surprise to India in response to any aggression.
Addressing a news conference here, he said Pakistan would not wish to go into war, and if India initiated any aggression and it must keep in mind “You (India) shall never be able to surprise. Pakistan Armed Forces shall never be surprised by you, but let me assure you. We shall surprise you.”
He said threats and reports of a war were coming from Indian side, adding that Pakistan was just using its right to self-defence.Giving details of the Pulwama incident, the ISPR DG said on February 14, a Kashmiri youngster targeted Indian security forces, following which India started leveling allegations against Pakistan without any thought or proof.
Contrary to this, he said, Pakistan took time to respond as it wanted to investigate the allegations before giving any response.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan had offered India to share actionable evidence, if it had any.
He said Indian security forces had a multi-laired defence system onward the Line of Control (LoC) and any infiltration was not possible in the IOK, adding that the incident had taken place miles away from the LoC in which local vehicle and security forces’ explosives were used. The attack was carried out by a youngster from IOK who was mistreated by Indian security forces, he added.
The ISPR DG said people even in India had already predicted occurrence of such an incident as the Indian government was preparing for next elections for which it wanted something to blame Pakistan. “People in Indian media and social media had predicted an attack like this prior to the elections.”
He said when the Pulwama incident took place around many important events were taking place including Saudi crown prince’s visit to Pakistan, Afghan reconciliation process, European Union discussion on human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing in International Court of Justice, Financial Action Task Force hearing, Pakistan Super League matches and Kartarpur corridor development.
“How would Pakistan benefit from Pulwama attack in light of these events?” he question.
He said the matter of the fact was that situation was going out of control of Indian security forces despite heavy military deployment in IOK where locals were demanding their right to self-determination.