Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi warned to make Pakistan ‘bite the dust’ in a week as tensions rise between both countries over Kashmir disputes.
“Pakistan lost three wars to India in the past, India’s military will need less than 7 days to make Pakistan bite the dust”, Modi said to a military gathering on Tuesday.
Modi said that Indian strikes against militants in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and in Pakistan soil in 2016 and last year were evidence of this.
‘This is “youthful thinking”. We carry out surgical strikes and take on terrorists in their homes,’ Modi said.
Last February a group of militants under the name of Jaish Mohammad based in Pakistan attacked the Indian military in India-administered Kashmir and killed at least 40 Indian soldiers.
In response, the Indian Airforce hit several militants hideouts inside Pakistan-administered Kashmir claiming to have targetted Jaish Mohammad’s training centers.
Pakistan rejected Modi’s claims and called it “belligerent rhetoric” by Indian Prime Minister, warning New Delhi not to underestimate Pakistan’s armed forces.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement that Modi’s remarks were a “reflection of India’s incurable obsession with Pakistan and the BJP Government and leadership’s desperate attempts to divert attention from growing domestic and international criticism” of occupied Kashmir.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971, as well as in 1999 during the so-called Kargil Conflict.
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since independence from Britain in 1947.