Pakistan's nuclear arsenals are deterrence tool to prevent wars in region: DG ISPR

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Pakistan's nuclear arsenals are deterrence tool to prevent wars in region: DG ISPR

Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor has said Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is a deterrence tool to prevent wars in the region.

In an interview with a Russian news agency, he said Pakistan holds the position that this capability eliminates the possibility of conventional war. No sane country having this capability would talk about using it.

Asif Ghafoor also pointed out Pakistan's will take steps towards non-proliferation of nuclear arms but only if India does the same.

Pakistan will undertake anything, which is based on equality. He said the hands of Pakistan cannot be tied while keeping those of India open.

DG ISPR rejected India's claim that Pakistan used US made F-16 to down Indian aircraft, stating that JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft developed jointly with China were used in the recent conflict. He, however, stressed that the country would use whatever it deemed necessary if it came to legitimate self-defense.