Minister:(Pakistan ready to give befitting response if India imposes war: Defence Minister)

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif on Thursday said that Pakistan believes in peace but knows how to respond to any aggression.

In an interview, he said we want peace but will inflict heavy losses on India if war hysteria overcame its leadership. Commenting on Indian Army Chief’s statement that his forces should be ready for a short war, he said Pakistan is fully prepared to give a befitting response if India imposed short or prolonged war.

The Defence Minister pointed out that Pakistan Armed Forces foiled designs of Indian forces in 1965 and now they are more experienced and professional. He said our forces are engaged in the war against terror for several years and they know how to respond to any challenge.

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif believes in peace but when it comes to survival of the country we would not hesitate in offering any sacrifice.