Loss in a con­ven­tional war may trig­ger N-con­flict, warns Im­ran

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Front Page - Omer Fa­rooq Khan | PAK PM

Is­lam­abad: Pak­istan Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan has raised the spec­tre of a nuclear con­flict with In­dia over the Kash­mir is­sue, say­ing it could be a “con­se­quence” in case of Is­lam­abad los­ing a con­ven­tional war against New Delhi.

In an in­ter­view to Al Jazeera that was tele­cast on Satur­day, he re­it­er­ated that nuclear war be­tween the two neigh­bours could be a pos­si­bil­ity.

“When two nuclear-armed coun­tries fight, if they fight a con­ven­tional war, there is ev­ery pos­si­bil­ity that it is go­ing to end up into nuclear war. The un­think­able.” If we are fight­ing a con­ven­tional war, (which) we are los­ing, and if a coun­try is stuck be­tween the choice: ei­ther you sur­ren­der or you fight till death for your freedom, I know Pak­ista­nis will fight to the death. So when a nuclear-armed coun­try fights to the end, it has con­se­quences

IM­RAN KHAN

While re­it­er­at­ing that Pak­istan would never start a war against In­dia, he said: “I am a paci­fist, I am anti-war. If say Pak­istan, God for­bid, we are fight­ing a con­ven­tional war, (which) we are los­ing, and if a coun­try is stuck be­tween the choice: ei­ther you sur­ren­der or you fight till death for your freedom, I know Pak­ista­nis will fight to death

for their freedom. So when a nuclear-armed coun­try fights to the end, to the death, it has con­se­quences.”

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