Pakistan has declared that it is fully prepared and capable of responding effectively to any misadventure by india.

Briefing newsmen in Rawalpindi , Director-General Inter Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor referred to the India’s cold start doctrine and its acknowledgement by Indian Army Chief and said Pakistan is ready to face any aggression.

He said Pakistan wants peaceful resolution of all disputes with India including Jammu and Kashmir but would not compromise on its dignity and honour.

He said war is not solution of any problem but our desire for peace should not be construed as our weakness. He said recent successful testing of Babar-3 and Ababeel missiles is reflective of Pakistan’s resolve to defend itself.

He said India carried out 945 ceasefire violations on Line of Control and working boundary during the last three years.

In the last four months alone, India resorted to 314 violations resulting into martyrdom of 46 civilians. He said forty Indian troops were also killed in befitting response by Pakistan.

He said Indian violations and drama of surgical strike were part of the well thought out plan to divert attention from brutalities against people in Occupied Kashmir.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said the National Security depends on a number of factors including bravery, patriotism and professionalism of the armed forces as well as national solidarity and a strong democratic system.

He however, said, some elements resort to speculations on sensitive issues to hurt the harmony amongst the national institutions. He emphasized the need for strong relationship amongst the state institutions in order to take forward the country on the path of development. He said the entire nation stands by the state institutions to fight the menace of terrorism.

Turning to the situation in Afghanistan, the DG ISPR emphatically stated that Pakistan is not involved in acts of terror in Afghanistan.

He said leadership of TTP is hiding in Afghanistan.

He said Afghanistan should take steps for improving management of its borders. He said Pakistan desires peace and stability in Afghanistan. We support an Afghan owned and afghan led reconciliation process for peace in the country.

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