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Pakistan defence minister warns India against any 'misadventure'

Pakistan defence minister warns India against any 'misadventure'

Pakistan's defence minister Khurram Dastagir has warned India of a " response" if there is an occurrence of a "misadventure" by it.

 

Dastagir's comments came amid a Kashmir Solidarity Day gathering at the President House on Monday which was facilitated by President Mamnoon Hussain.

 

"They [India] may have the right to start an [unprovoked] misadventure but the right to respond, at what level and with what magnitude will be reserved by us," The Express Tribune cited Dastagir as saying.

He likewise said that Pakistan was committed on the 2003 truce agreement with India yet said that it ought not be interpreted as shortcoming to respond in an occurrence of a war.

 

"It makes it incumbent on me to demand that there must be an international enquiry to determine the exact spectre of the crimes being committed by the Indian forces in Kashmir," he said.

 

Talking at another event, the defence minister said that Islamabad holds the right to choose the measure and modicum of response to ceasefire violations by India.