Will US 'snatch and grab' Pakistan's nuclear weapons after Pathankot airbase attack?
India has named Maulana Masood Azhar, the chief of the banned terror organisation Jaish-e-Muhammad, as well as the organisation itself and others as being responsible for the attack at the Indian Air Force station in Pathankot.
New Delhi: India has named Maulana Masood Azhar, the chief of the banned terror organisation Jaish-e-Muhammad, as well as the organisation itself and others as being responsible for the attack at the Indian Air Force station in Pathankot.
The evidence has been shared by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua.
In a startling revelation, a report has claimed that the terrorists, who attacked Pathankot airbase, had conducted mocks drills at an airbase in Pakistan.
This confirmed the active collaboration of the Pakistani military and Inter-Services Intelligence in the attack.
This is to be noted that terrorists had in the past stormed an Air Force station near Peshawar in Pakistan's northwest.
It means terrorists in Pakistan have a lot of crucial information, which can make the nuclear country unstable.
Now, the question arises if the US will put into action its "snatch-and-grab" plan.
Under this plan, the US can "snatch-and-grab" Pakistan's nuclear weapons, if and when the President believes they are a threat to either America or its interests.
Last year, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had said that the United States should use India’s help to deal with Pakistan if it becomes ‘unstable’ in the future.
Seven security personnel were killed in the attack early on Saturday morning on the Pathankot Indian Air Force Station by six terrorists who, according to officials, crossed over from Pakistan. All the six terrorists were killed by security forces later.