Pakistan declares as it flaunts its nuclear weapons, “WHO WILL LIVE TO TELL WHAT HAPPENED.”

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On Tuesday, Pakistan declared its openness to talk to India with the caveat that the conversation should focus on “serious matters” while also gently displaying its nuclear capability and warning of a nuclear crisis.

At a gathering in Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif declared that “war is not an option.” Just a few days prior, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that India was prepared to breach the LoC with Pakistan in order to defend the pride and dignity of the country.

According to a report by Dawn, Sharif was reported as stating, “Thank God, Pakistan is a nuclear state – not as an aggressor, but for our defence interests. War is not an option, he said, “and God forbid if there is a nuclear flashpoint, who will live to tell what happened?”

The Pakistani prime minister added, without specifically mentioning India, “We are prepared to talk to them, provided that the neighbour is serious to talk [on] serious matters.”

However, he went on to say that Pakistan wants its neighbour, India, to comprehend that the two countries cannot become “normal neighbours” unless irregularities are removed and major concerns are understood and resolved via meaningful and peaceful dialogue.

If Pakistan wants its relations with India to be normal, New Delhi has insisted that it must act like a “normal neighbour” and cease exporting terror from areas under its control.

Last week, Islamabad charged New Delhi with using “jingoistic rhetoric” to undermine regional security and peace. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Pakistan, said, “We encourage India to exercise extreme prudence as its belligerent rhetoric is a threat to regional peace and security and contributes to destabilising the strategic environment in South Asia. She was responding to the defence minister of India’s claim that his country may cross the Line of Control with Pakistan.

Speaking at the Kargil War Memorial on the occasion of the 24th Kargil Vijay Divas, which honours India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 conflict, Singh had said on July 26 last year: “We can go to any extreme to maintain the honour and dignity of the country. If that includes crossing the LoC, we are ready to do that. If we are provoked and if the need arises, we will cross the LoC.”

In a tweet congratulating Sharif on becoming prime minister of Pakistan in April 2022, his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi stated that India wanted peace and stability in a region free of terrorism so that it could concentrate on its development challenges and guarantee the welfare and prosperity of its citizens.

After three wars with India, Sharif stated in January of this year that Pakistan had learned its lessons and would now choose to live in peace. Some people took his remark as a subliminal Islamabad invitation to negotiate with New Delhi. However, his office made it clear that no negotiations between Pakistan and India were possible as long as the Modi government in New Delhi did not undo its decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and divide the state into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019.

'WHO WILL LIVE TO TELL WHAT HAPPENED

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