Pakistani Minister warns India of counter nuclear threat of tactical weapons

Pakistani Minister warns India of counter nuclear threat of tactical weapons
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NANKANA SAHIB: Pakistani Minister warns India of counter nuclear threat of tactical weapons.

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has taken a dig at the recent statements made by Indian officials with regards to New Delhi engaging Islamabad in a 'limited war', warning that Pakistan had tactical nuclear weapons capable of causing targeted damage in India.

Talking to the media after inspecting an under-construction railway station building in Nankana Sahib on Sunday, he warned the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi against provoking a nuclear power like Pakistan.

"Pakistan has small 125-250 gram atom bombs (tactical nuclear weapons) which may hit (and destroy) a targeted area in India," Rashid was quoted as saying by Pakistani daily *The News*.

The comment seemed to refer to recent statements made by Indian officials, including Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, that claimed New Delhi was in the process of reviewing a 'no first use' nuclear policy in light of changing circumstances in the sub-continent.

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