Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Indo-Pak relations would remain tense till the April-May Elections in India are over, adding that he geared for “another misadventure” by an eastern neighbor of Pakistan.
Tension arose between Pakistan and India after February 14’s deadly terrorist attack by Pakistan-based terrorist outfit, JeM in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Amid increasing outrage, IAF carried out a counter-terror operation, hits what it said was a JeM terrorist training camps in Balakot, across the LoC on February 26. The next day, Pak Air Force has retaliated and downed MiG-21 in aerial combat and arrested an IAF Pilot, who was handed over to India within 24-hours.
PM Khan claims that shadows of war were still hovering over both the countries as PM Modi’s administration could go for “another misadventure” ahead of 2019 General Elections.
PM Khan was quoted saying, “The danger is not over. The situation will remain tense till forthcoming general elections in India. We are already prepared to avert any aggression from India.”
He further claims that PM Khan has canceled the scheduled meet with the Taliban in Islamabad over ‘concerns’ expressed by the government of Afghanistan.
Last month, the Taliban said that its representatives would visit Islamabad to meet PM Khan on February 18.
Later, media reports suggested that Taliban calls for the meeting as most of the members of their team couldn’t travel to Pakistan because of sanctions imposed on them by the United Nations and the United States as well.