Pakistan Army has said that Indian Government has always fled from the negotiating table and has always spoken about wars.
Maj Gen Ghafoor, the director-general (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) during an interview with a Pakistani news channel ARY, also mentioned that Kashmir is the ‘main stumbling block’ in Indo-Pak ties.
“Three wars have been fought with India but the Indian government has always fled from the negotiating table set by Pakistan for peace in the region,” said Maj Gen Ghafoor.
He added that Indian PM Narendra Modi has been used ‘provocative language’ to win the upcoming elections. He pointed out that Pakistan foreign office has expressed its reservations over the negative statement of the Indian Premier Narendra Modi.
“We have repeatedly asked the neighbouring country for peace talks,” he said.
He criticised New Delhi for boasting about conducting the “surgical strikes” inside Pakistan. “India has not yet given proofs of these ‘surgical strikes’ to its people,” he said. “We want to tell them that ‘surgical strikes’ are not conducted through mere brags,” he added.
Ghafoor, according to the report, said Pakistan was fully capable to defend its territorial integrity. “The Pakistan Army holds an impregnable ability to defeat India. Any misadventure by India would be given a befitting response,” he said.
He hit out at New Delhi saying “how can the Indian army carry out surgical strikes in Pakistan when even their drones are not allowed to cross into the country’s territory.”
To a question about Kulbhushan Jadev, the alleged Indian spy, he said he was awarded death sentence and his mercy appeal is with the army chief. “The case is also with the International Court of Justice and let us see what decision they take,” he said.
To a question about role of Pakistan Army in politics, the military spokesman maintained that the Army wanted to see political leadership in the country. “We have achieved unprecedented successes against terrorism in the country in the last two decades and will not take such a step which can derail country from path to progress, “he said adding that in the last a few years, Pakistan Army had extended more support to the democratic system.