Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir

Defense Minister Khurram has said Pakistan will pay India in its own coin in case of any Indian misadventure.Khurram Dastgir issued the statement following Indian Defense Minister’s threatening statement against Pakistan in the wake of Jammu attack.

Khurram Dasgir said any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response. He said we will defend robustly every inch of Pakistan’s soil.

The minister said instead of the knee-jerk reaction of blaming Pakistan without substantiation, India must answer for state-sponsored espionage against Pakistan. He said living evidence in person of Kulbushan Yadev is in front of the world.

He said India has failed to deliver justice to the 42 Pakistanis murdered in the Samjhota Express attack eleven years ago this week.

The defense minister said India is destabilizing regional peace in word and deed; through irresponsible statements on nuclear deterrent and through its bloody, five-fold escalation in 2017 of attacks on unarmed civilians on the line-of-control and working boundary.

He said Pak armed forces are alive to all possibilities, and prepared fully to defend our country’s territorial integrity. He said an aggressive Pakistan centric doctrine and arrayed forces under a belligerent regime leading to possible strategic miscalculation by India will seriously impact the strategic stability in South Asia.