Chennai: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday that Pakistan has developed short range nuclear weapons to counteract the Indian Army’s ‘Cold Start Doctrine.’ Abbasi asserted that the nuclear arsenals are safe and secure.
Abbasi asserted that the nuclear arsenals are safe and secure. He made the statement while addressing audiences at an event organised by the Council on Foreign Relations. The PM is set to address the UN General Assembly later this week.
The ‘Cold Start Doctrine’ was adopted by the Indian Armed Forces to carry out holding conflicts against the Pakistani army in order to prevent nuclear retaliation. In a worrying turn of events, Pakistan was found to have the largest growing nuclear weapons arsenal in the world.
Abbasi also stated that Pakistan wished to engage with India on the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir. “We want normal relations with India, on the basis o trust and respect with India,” he said. This statement comes after Pakistan’s recent violation of the ceasefire in the Arnia district of Jammu and Kashmir.
(Kamakshi gupta, The Newsroom Agenda)