Pakistan has once again provoked India by saying that its forces will kill three Indian soldiers for every Pakistani soldier killed by Indian troops.
According to a report in 'Dawn', Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif warned that India will face dire consequences if it went to war against Pakistan.
“We will kill three Indian soldiers for every Pakistani soldier they kill, “Khawaja Asif told the National Assembly on Friday.
“India could not afford war but neither could it give Kashmiris their due right to self-determination, because if it did, a dozen other independence movements would rise up in its wake,” he added.
The Pakistani Defence Minister also alleged that the Narendra Modi government was intentionally trying to intensify the situation at the LoC due to domestic compulsions and to win people’s support in the upcoming elections.
Khawaja Asif also alleged that India was behind terrorism in Pakistan and that Pakistan has credible evidence against it.
"We have sent dossiers and video films to the UN and other countries showing Indian involvement in terrorism in Pakistan," he said.
Khawaja Asif also accused India of creating hurdes in the way of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
"India is scared that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would prove a game changer for Pakistan. What it’s doing at LoC is meant to create hurdles in the way of CPEC. We might be economically weaker than India, but India knows that once the CPEC is complete, we will rise stronger,” he said.
Khwaja Asif, however, ruled out a tit-for-tat response and said that Pakistan would not respond to India in kind, but would try to maintain a balance of power in the region.