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Our entire defence is aimed at India, says Pakistan

24 June 2016

The Kashmir issue is the major cause of tension between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan Army's media wing chief has said.

Director-general of Inter-Services Public Relations Lt Gen Asim Bajwa in an interview with Deutsche Welle Urdu on Wednesday said the major cause of tension between India and Pakistan is the long-standing issue of Kashmir and that "India poses a threat to Pakistan". 

The General said that the developments were being made on diplomatic and political forums to engage India.

"But as a military spokesperson, I would like to say that India poses a threat to Pakistan and so our entire defence mechanism in India-specific," Bajwa said.

The army's spokesperson said if only India is inducted in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, it will be a cause of "disturbance of the strategic stability in the region, besides being a step towards discrimination."

Pakistan has steadfastly opposed India's membership of the NSG, and has sought to become a member itself.

In a rare interview, Bajwa added, "The world had abandoned Pakistan to handle and face the terrorists in the region alone, and Pakistan has completed the task."

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