`Indian Army chief`s remarks unwise, jingoistic`

Pakistan has termed as "jingoistic" and "unwise" Indian Army chief`s remarks describing the country as a major irritant for India`s security and about the possibility of a war in a nuclear scenario.

Islamabad: Pakistan has termed as
"jingoistic" and "unwise" Indian Army chief`s remarks describing the country as a major irritant for India`s security and about the possibility of a war in a nuclear
scenario.

Pakistan`s Foreign Office also reacted angrily to what
it called "uncalled for" remarks on the country`s internal
affairs.

Rejecting the allegations made by Army chief Gen V K
Singh, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said in a
statement: "The government of Pakistan takes a serious
exception to the reported statement of the Indian Army chief
about his threat perception from Pakistan, war under a nuclear
scenario and uncalled for and gratuitous comments on the
internal affairs of Pakistan."

The repetitive mentions by Indian Army`s high command
"about war under the nuclear scenario is not only
irresponsible but also jingoistic and unwise," Basit said.

"Such statements and grandstanding by India are
evidently unhelpful to the cause of promoting peace, security
and stability in South Asia," he added.

Pakistan remains committed to a purposeful and
result-oriented dialogue with India on all outstanding issues,
including the "core issue of Jammu and Kashmir," the spokesman
said.
Speaking at a seminar in New Delhi yesterday, Singh
had described Pakistan and China as major irritants for
India`s security.

He said India should have substantial war fighting
capabilities to fight in a nuclear scenario.
Singh had said that terrorist infrastructure was still
intact in Pakistan and that the problem of governance in the
country and support for terror groups could have a fall-out on
India.

PTI

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