Pakistan rejects Indian PM Narendra Modi's war-mongering remarks

Pakistan rejects Indian PM Narendra Modi's war-mongering remarks

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan on Wednesday completely rejected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's irresponsible and war-mongering remarks.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said, "These remarks are another reflection of India's incurable obsession with Pakistan and the BJP government and leadership's desperate attempts to divert attention from growing domestic and international criticism of their discriminatory, anti-Kashmir and anti-minority policies."

Narendra Modi, during a speech to military personnel on Tuesday in Delhi, had said that Indian forces were now capable of making Pakistan "bite the dust" in less than 10 days.

The FO spokesperson said that Indian Prime Minister's threats and provocative statements further illustrate the extremist mindset that pervades the BJP leadership and has evidently permeated the state institutions in India.

"Pakistan's immediate and effective response to India's Balakot misadventure, including the downing of Indian fighter aircraft and capture of Indian pilot last year, should suffice to underscore the will, capacity and preparedness of our armed forces," the FO statement said.

No one should underestimate the resolve of the people and the armed forces of Pakistan to effectively thwart any aggressive action, the statement said.

The FO spokesperson urged the international community to "take cognisance of the Indian leadership's continuing belligerent rhetoric and aggressive measures, which pose a threat to regional peace and security".

“Pakistan hopes steps would be taken to facilitate peaceful resolution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute for durable peace and stability in South Asia," the statement added.