KARACHI: The Pakistan Army has set aside the Indian army chief’s threat of invading Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as “routine rhetoric for domestic audiences”.
Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane – who earlier this month threatened to carry out “preemptive strikes” in Pakistan – said on Saturday that the Indian army would take steps to take control of AJK if the Indian government gave such an order.
Statements by Indian COAS to undertake military action across LOC are routine rhetoric for domestic audiences to get out of ongoing internal turmoil.
Pakistan Armed Forces are fully prepared to respond to any act of Indian aggression.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) 11 January 2020
“[The] statements by [the] Indian COAS to undertake military action across [the] LoC are routine rhetoric for domestic audiences to get out of ongoing internal turmoil,” the chief spokesperson for Pakistan Army said in a Twitter post.