ISLAMABAD: In a strong reaction, Pakistan on Wednesday warned India not to mistake it for Myanmar. Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan made the statement in response to the Indian operation against militants in Myanmar and minister of state for information Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s stand on Wednesday that India will strike at a place and at a time of its choosing against all countries, including Pakistan, and groups harbouring “terror intent.”
Mr Nisar emphasised that those who harboured bad intentions towards Pakistan should open their eyes and ears. “Pakistan Army is fully capable of responding to any adventurism,” he said.
The Pakistan minister’s comments came as the country’s top military leadership on Wednesday agreed to thwart all Indian efforts to destabilise it. The decision was taken at the Formation Commanders’ Conference, in which the military leadership of Pakistan vowed to defend the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty at all costs.
“A befitting reply will be given to any offensive against Pakistan,” said a statement issued by the Inter-services Public Relations. Nobody will be allowed to cast an “evil eye” on Pakistan, the statement added. Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said that Pakistan will take all possible steps to “expose” India’s role in the breakup of East Pakistan in 1971 and its threat to destabilise Pakistan through terrorism.