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RAWALPINDI - Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor has stressed on resolution of outstanding issues between Pakistan and India, including Kashmir and invited New Dehli to dialogue.

He said only peace can guarantee development in the region.

He said Pakistan Army, with the support of the nation, will respond to any Indian aggression with full force.

Addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi this afternoon, he said nuclear power is a weapon of deterrence; however, if aggression is carried out, Pakistan has the right to use any weapon in its defence.

The DG ISPR said instead of reacting to Indian lies after Pulwama incident, Pakistan behaved responsibly and presented facts, proving false Indian claims about the Indian airstrike in Balakot on February 26 and the subsequent developments.

He said Pakistan shot down two Indian aircraft on February 27, responding to Indian air strike.

He said India should keep it in view while planning any aggression against Pakistan.

He said Kashmir issue is linked with the ideology of Pakistan and every Pakistani is perturbed over Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

The DG ISPR said it is moral responsibility of Pakistan to continue supporting Kashmiris' struggle to achieve their birth right to self-determination.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan will continue playing its role for peace and development in the region, including the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.

He said fencing being carried out on the border with Afghanistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan has significantly decreased the cross border firing and incidents of terrorism.

He said fencing is being made along the border with Iran as well under bilateral cooperation so that terrorists from Afghanistan do not use this border.