Islamabad: Pakistani defence minister Khawaja Asif has said that if forced into war by India, Islamabad will respond in a befitting manner, adding that “our arms are not meant for decoration”. He further added “If need be, we will use them against India.”
While speaking at an event in Islamabad on Monday, the defence minister severely criticized a recent series of hostile statements from Indian politicians, Dawn online reported.
The defence minister said that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had placed the recent “threatening statements” from India before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a recent meeting between the two in Tajikistan.
On the other hand Former president Pervez Musharraf too warned India against conducting any Myanmar like raid in Pakistani territory. Musharraf, who ruled from 1999 to 2008, hit out at the Indian leadership over its stand on army operation in Myanmar, saying, “Pakistan is not Myanmar, and India dare not treat Pakistan as Myanmar.”