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BJP, Congress slam Pak. Army chief over Kashmir remark

The remarks come against the backdrop of heightened tensions and cross-border firing between Indian and Pakistani troops along the LoC recently. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

The remarks come against the backdrop of heightened tensions and cross-border firing between Indian and Pakistani troops along the LoC recently. Photo: Nissar Ahmad  

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The BJP and Congress on Monday slammed Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif over his provocative remarks targeting India.

BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma said it was an “empty boast” by General Sharif, adding that his provocative comments were driven by desperation over Pakistan’s internal crisis as well “exposure” of its role in sponsoring terrorism in India.

“If still the Pakistan Army chief wishes to daydream, it just goes to show Pakistan’s immaturity in dealing with India,” BJP secretary Sidharth Nath Singh said.

Terming his remarks as “belligerent and irrational”, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the only unfinished agenda before the world was to ensure that Pakistan ceases to be a safe harbour for global terrorists.

Speaking at an event, the Pakistan Army chief >had called Kashmir an “unfinished agenda” and warned India of “unbearable damage” in case of a “long or short” misadventure by the “enemy”.

The remarks were a response to a statement by Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag >who said last week that Indian Army was prepared for “swift, short nature of future wars”.



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