Nuclear war between India, Pakistan 'most likely'

Nuclear war between India, Pakistan 'most likely'

In the Thursday write-up, the daily's Editorial Board said that although the India-Pakistan tensions had diffused for now, their "nuclear arsenals mean unthinkable consequences are always possible".

"The Indian Air Force is in a high state of preparedness, to pro-actively engage any perceived threat in the present security scenario", the IAF said in a statement.

For instance, "there was the unusual phenomenon yesterday of the Pakistan ambassador to the USA, while talking at the Institute for Peace, claiming that there is no organized terror group in Pakistan".

World powers including the United States and Saudi Arabia are making efforts to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a neutral venue to defuse the Pak-India tension, official sources said on Friday.

"Pakistan again agreed with Indian suggestion and if circumstances are not changed until March 14, then the Pakistani delegation will visit India", he said.

"This de-escalated a risky situation but more has to be done".

Pakistan's forestry department has filed an FIR against Indian Air Force pilots for bombing and destroying trees in Balakot, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province during its operation on Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) terror den on February 26.

"They (the USA and Saudi Arabia) have conveyed this message to both the countries (Pakistan and India)".

After ejecting his Mig 21 Bison aircraft, Abhinandan landed into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir where he was taken into custody by the Pakistan Army. "While it is on America's list of terrorist organisations and is formally banned in Pakistan, the group has been protected and armed by the Pakistani intelligence service".

Another man, Mohammad Naseem, said there were madrasas in the area, opened during the rule of General Zia-ul-Haq, whose Islamisation policies during his 1977-1988 rule are largely seen as bringing radicalisation to Pakistan, but "there is no madrasa or anything like that here anymore". "When the whole world has mounted pressure on Pakistan, some people in India are making statements to favour Pakistan, which is using those remarks to create confusion among global community", he said.

"I also call on China to play a constructive role in India and Pakistan relations".

"They say they killed 300 people but they didn't even get 300 trees", one soldier posted at the site of the Indian attack said.

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