RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, the Pakistani military reprimanded an Indian army officer for making a remark regarding “taking back” Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from Pakistan.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement in which they said that the unjustified statement made by a senior Indian military commander on AJK was a perfect example of the “delusional attitude” of the Indian armed forces.
The statement clearly shows the influence of domestic political showboating on the Indian armed services’ thinking, according to the military’s media wing.
In order to draw attention away from the Indian army’s actions in AJK, it was further stated that the army official made false statements and made unsubstantiated accusations about “launch pads” and “terrorists.”
“The statement was an attempt to deflect attention from the Indian army’s repressive use of force and gross human rights violations against innocent unarmed Kashmiris striving for their right to self-determination, upheld by international law and enshrined in UN Security Council Resolutions,” according to the statement.
The Indian general officer’s grandiose boasts and absurd aspirations, according to the ISPR, are intellectually demeaning and the Pakistani military is a force for good and a supporter of regional peace and stability.
However, our desire for peace is balanced with our ability and readiness to thwart any misadventure or assault against our land, an assertion that has been amply confirmed on multiple instances, most recently in the Balakot affair.
The Indian military would do well to refrain from reckless hyperbole and caustic communication to support the regressive ideology of their political masters in the interest of regional peace, the ISPR continued.
Earlier this week, Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi of India’s Northern Army declared that the Indian Army is prepared to carry out instructions like retaking AJK, according to NDTV.
“In terms of the Indian Army, it will obey any directives issued by the Indian government. We’ll always be prepared for such orders when they come, “Lt Gen Dwivedi remarked.
He didn’t stop there; he also accused Pakistan of supporting terrorism.