Islamabad: After weeks of war mongering and nuclear threat, Pakistan is coming to its senses and slowly lowering its decibel on Kashmir issue. Today, Prime Minister, Imran Khan, said that Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first in a war with India.
The Pakistani Prime Minister said, “We both are nuclear-armed countries. If these tensions increase, the world could be in danger,” He was addressing the Sikh community members in Lahore when he made this remark.
Imran Khan added, “There will be no first from our side ever.”
Earlier, Imran Khan was belligerent over Kashmir issue and threatened nuclear war if the global community did not take heed of Kashmir.
In an address to his nation, Imran Khan had said, “If this issue worsens to a war situation, then one must remember that both the countries are nuclear states. And no one wins a nuclear war. It is not like destruction will take place here, the repercussions will be felt across the world. Superpowers of the world must also take responsibility of this. Whether the world supports us or not, Pakistan will go to any lengths now. We will be with them (Kashmiris) till the last breath.”
Meanwhile, Pakistani Railway Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, said that Pakistan had 125-250 gram atom bombs that can hit targeted areas in India. He was in the news for predicting the “last” war between India and Pakistan in October or November.
Imran Khan might be trying to lower his threat of war with India because he realized that such rhetoric is not helping him in international circles. Besides, Narendra Modi has repeatedly called off Pakistan’s bluff of nuclear threat and he is aware that India would not be cowed down like before.