Top US General calls Pakistani counterpart, discusses current security environment: Pentagon

Top US General calls Pakistani counterpart, discusses current security environment: Pentagon
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Washington: General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Tuesday spoke to his Pakistani counterpart General Zubair Mahmood Hayat to discuss the “current security environment” in Pakistan, the Pentagon said.

The telephonic talk is the highest level of contact between the two armies a day after India allegedly bombed and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) training camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC) early Tuesday. Pakistan has threatened retaliation.

“Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F Dunford, Jr spoke today with Pakistan Chief of Defence Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat. The senior leaders discussed the current security environment in Pakistan,” Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder said in a brief statement.

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