ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has said that it considers the Indian Prime Minister Nagendra Modi’s recent remarks on Indian nuclear capability as highly unfortunate and irresponsible, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
It is worth noting that while addressing an election rally in Rajasthan on Sunday, Narendra Modi said that India has stopped the policy of getting scared of Pakistan’s threats.
“India has stopped the policy of getting scared of Pakistan’s threats. Every other day they used to say ‘we have nuclear button, we have nuclear button’. What do we have then? Have we kept it for Diwali?” Modi said.
Responding to a question regarding Modi’s remarks on Indian nuclear capability, the Foreign Office Spokesperson said on Monday that Pakistan considers these remarks as highly unfortunate and irresponsible.
“Such rhetoric for short-term political and electoral gains, with complete disregard to its effects on strategic stability in South Asia is regrettable and against norms of responsible nuclear behaviour,” he said.
The Spokesperson said that we would also like to draw attention to the remarks of the Indian prime minister, sensationally referring to the night of February 27, 2019 and the missile related threat from India as ‘Qatal ki Raat’ (the night of murder).
It clearly contradicts the position of Indian officials, who had tried to give an impression that there were no such plans of India and instead had blamed Pakistan for ‘whipping up war hysteria’.
The Foreign Office Spokesperson said that such nuclear brinksmanship needs to be discouraged. It is in the interest of the region that both countries resume dialogue and discuss confidence building and restraint measures for the long-term strategic stability in South Asia.