No space for war with India: Pakistan Army


Islamabad: There was no space for any war with India owing to nuclear capabilities of both countries, Pakistan Army on Monday said warning that its desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness.

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – the media wing of the army while addressing a press conference accused India of carrying out 1,077 ceasefire violations since the start of 2018 to date.

“War happens when diplomacy fails,” Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.

Ghafoor said though two sides remained in touch with each other over bilateral issues, India backed out of having a dialogue.

“The Indians have to realise and understand where they want to go (in the future),” he said. “We are two nuclear powers, and there is no space for war.”

The ISPR chief said Pakistan had not responded to Indian firing, which followed an agreement by the two countries’ militaries last week to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire agreement, but was “compelled” to respond only when civilians were targeted. “If India fires the first bullet and no harm is occurred, we will not respond. If India fires the second bullet, then we will give a befitting response,” he said, while pointing out that Pakistan wants to respect the truce agreement.

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