India is still evaluating reports about the Pakistan army’s revised military doctrine that lists militant groups and internal dangers as the biggest threat to the country’s security rather than India.
“It is fundamentally a Pakistani assessment, which is not for us to comment upon. Many analysts from around the world have been saying this in public. If Pakistan arrived at this conclusion on its own, then it’s interesting,” said sources.
With the Kashmir dispute in the backdrop and memories of Bangladesh having been carved out of Pakistan with the help of Indian armed forces, the Pakistan army has historically seen the prime danger to national security as coming from India. Though a chapter on ‘Sub-Conventional Warfare’ has been added to the Army Doctrine to focus on terrorists, who not only attack at will but also try to set the agenda for Pakistan, Inter Services Public Relations spokesman maintained that this did not mean the conventional threat had receded.