ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army has said it is prepared to respond to any Indian “misadventure” and sees a design behind the latest warmongering by Delhi.
“The armed forces of Pakistan are fully prepared for a befitting response to any misadventure from across the border,” Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor told Dawn on Friday.
He, however, noted that the armed forces’ state of preparedness was not in “response to rhetorical statements or false claims”, but out of its responsibility as a “professional army” in view of the “perpetual threat” from India.
Their (India’s) warmongering is through media and for domestic reasons, Maj Gen Ghafoor said.
Asked if there was any change in military’s posture along the LoC, the Working Boundary and the international border with India, the spokesperson said: “There is always a readiness especially along LAC and LoC. Both sides are already in deployment in these areas. And there isn’t let-up for a befitting response to any of their miscalculated misadventure.”
When asked if channels of communication with the Indian Army were continuing to avoid any miscommunication or misunderstanding, Maj Gen Ghafoor said the “weekly DGMO hotline and on required bases Border Flag Meetings are on routine between both sides”.