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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Rawalpindi: Targeting India, Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif has indicated that the Pakistan force is “fully capable” of dealing with “any kind of threat” and any mishap would result in a serious counter attack.

At the Defence Day ceremony for marking 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with India, General Sharif said, “The armed forces of Pakistan is fully capable of dealing with all types of internal and external threats, may it be conventional or sub-conventional; whether it is cold start or hot start.”

He continued, “If the enemy ever resorts to any misadventure, regardless of its size and scale – short or long – it will have to pay an unbearable cost.”

General Sharif’s sharp comments came after Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag earlier had remarked that Indian troops are ready for the ‘swift and short nature of future wars’. In April Indian Army’s ‘Kharga’ Strike Corps had also carried out large-scale war games code-named ‘Brahmashira’ to rehearse ‘swift multiple offensives’.

Paying tribute to the martyrs of PakistanGen. Sharif said that their sacrifices will not go in vain. He said, “I am honoured that soldiers from that war are present among us today.”

The army chief further added, “Pakistan has seen many ups and downs in last 50 years, but I can say with certainty that today we are stronger than before and the nation is more hopeful than ever.”

Gen. Sharif also mentioned that Kashmir is an unresolved regional issue since the partition of the subcontinent. “There can be no peace in the region without resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” he said.

With Inputs from IANS

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He said while there are claims to offer dialogue from Pakistan, it continues to shelter terror outfits

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India has rejected Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua’s claims denying her country’s links to the Pulwama terror attack, saying that JeM, which claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, is based in Pakistan, and the “links are clear and evident and for all to see”.

The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson on Friday termed as “preposterous” the demand for an investigation, saying there is a video of the suicide bomber declaring himself a member of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

The spokesperson said India has not seen any constructive approach from Pakistan on bilateral relations and it has been sheltering terrorists and terror organisations such as JeM. He said Islamabad has not taken any action against such groups despite international demands.

India also demanded that Pakistan take immediate and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from territories under its control to create a conducive atmosphere in the region free of terror.

The spokesperson’s response came over Pakistan Foreign Secretary’s briefing rejecting Pakistan’s involvement in the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed at least 45 troopers. Janjua met envoys of P-5 countries late on Friday.

The spokesperson said JeM has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of “grave concern” and it had been condemning “heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley”. Pixabay

“The organisation and its leadership are located in Pakistan. LeT and other terror groups have welcomed the news of the attack. These groups are also based in Pakistan. Pakistan cannot claim that it is unaware of their presence and their activities.

“They have not taken any action against these groups despite international demands, especially against groups and individuals proscribed by the UN and other countries. The links to Pakistan are clear and evident for all to see. Its own Ministers have shared the same podium with UN proscribed terrorists,” the spokesperson said.

He said there was audio-visual material linking JeM to the terror attack.

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“The demand for an investigation is preposterous when there is a video of the suicide bomber declaring himself a member of the JeM. There are also other audio-visual and print material linking JeM to the terrorist attack. We have therefore no doubt that the claim is firmly established,” the spokesperson said.

He said while there are claims to offer dialogue from Pakistan, it continues to shelter terror outfits.

“We have not seen any constructive approach from Pakistan on relations with India. What we have noticed however, are claims to offer dialogue on the one hand, while sponsoring and sheltering terrorists and terrorist organisations such as JeM on the other,” the spokesperson added. (IANS)