Amid escalating tension between New Delhi and Islamabad, Pakistani scholar and writer of ‘Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy’ Ayesha Siddiqa said her country is not in position to fight a war against India. The author explained saying Pakistan is facing severe economy slowdown and inflation went out of control.
Speaking over strained relation between two nuclear powers post abrogation of Article 370, Siddiqa said she asked her friends residing in PoK (Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir) why Pakistani Army is not fighting. “The reply came….They will be defeated,” she added.
Earlier, sending out a stern message to Imran Khan government across border, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that if New Delhi and Islamabad ever hold any talks in future, it will be only about ‘Pakistan occupied Kashmir.’
Addressing an event in Haryana’s Panchkula, Singh also spoke about abrogation of Article 370 that gave special powers to Jammu and Kashmir. The Defence Minister said that the Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir for its ‘development’. Slamming the Imran Khan government, Singh said that, “our neighbour is knocking doors of international community saying India made a mistake.” He added that talks with Pakistan are only possible if it stops supporting terror. “If talks are held with Pak it will now be on PoK,” Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.