Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and outgoing Army Chief General Raheel Sharif today stepped up its anti-India fume and threatened that if tension on border escalates then the armed forces were capable of teaching India “a lesson”.
General Sharif said just few days before his retirement that India had staged a “drama” of surgical strikes and “If India conducts a surgical strike we will give such a lesson that will be taught in India Army courses,” according to an ISPR statement.
Raheel, who is on his farewell tour, gave comment a day after Pakistan claimed that 13 people, including three soldiers, were killed in Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC).
Nawaz Sharif also convened a high-level meeting to review the situation at the LoC, as Pakistan’s Air Chief of Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah joined in hitting out at India.
According to a statement from PM side, Nawaz called upon the international community to play its active role in defusing tension between the two nations, “which has been deliberately escalated by the Indian side.”
The meeting concluded that India was trying to divert the attention of the international community “from the grave human rights violations, massacres and atrocities being committed by the Indian security forces” in Kashmir, it said.
The tension and exchange of firing and a bitter diplomatic war between the two neighbours have escalated after the September 18 killing of 19 Indian soldiers in a terror attack on an army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.