Pakistan's credible nuclear deterrence only thing stopping India from war: DG ISPR


Pakistan's credible nuclear deterrence only thing stopping India from war: DG ISPR

He said General Rawat's comments were unbefitting of an army chief.

The Pakistani side defeated the Indian side by 15 to 3.5 goals in the most-awaited match of the event, the ISPR statement added.

"We will call the (nuclear) bluff of Pakistan". We are a professional army, responsible nuclear state and resilient nation. "We will have to call their nuclear bluff", Rawat said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Pakistan is at it again with Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif making a scathing tweet hinting at a nuclear attack on India.

The Army's response came days after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's recent remark that the force was ready to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff" and cross the border to carry out any operation if asked by the government.

"Such irresponsible statements from a from a person of a responsible stature are deplorable".

The ISPR chief said Pakistan considers its nuclear capability to be a "weapon of deterrence" and not an option for war, according to a statement issued by the military's media wing.

We have a credible nuclear capability exclusive meant for threat from east. "There must not be any misadventure based on [a] miscalculation", FO spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a statement.

To another question about New Delhi's role in destabilising Pakistan through state-sponsored terrorism, Major General Asif Ghafoor said if India could overpower Pakistan through conventional engagement post-overt nuclearization, it could have done that by now. "Pakistan is fully capable of defending itself", he warned.