Nuke armed In­dia & Pak­istan on brink

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By COLIN HURST [email protected]­daysport.co.uk

SPLITS in the Tory and Labour par­ties seemed small beer last night as the world edged closer to COM­PLETE NU­CLEAR AR­MAGED­DON.

World War Three came sev­eral steps closer when In­dia launched air raids into ter­ri­tory con­trolled by its north­ern neigh­bour Pak­istan.

The de­vel­op­ment is chill­ing, as both coun­tries are nu­clear armed.

And any con­flict be­tween the feud­ing neigh­bours would in­evitably drag in the other re­gional pow­ers, Rus­sia and China.

That could lead to a mil­i­tary domino-ef­fect, sim­i­lar to that seen at the start of World War One.

Some pes­simistic an­a­lysts have even sug­gested that the en­tire planet could be just a heap of ra­dioac­tive dust by the week­end.

In­dia says it launched air strikes against mil­i­tants in Pak­istani ter­ri­tory.

The Cen­tral Gov­ern­ment said strikes tar­geted a train­ing camp of the Jaish-e-Mo­ham­mad (JeM) group in Balakot.

Pak­istan said the strikes hit an empty area but vowed to re­spond.

In­dia ac­cuses Pak­istan of al­low­ing mil­i­tant groups to op­er­ate on its ter­ri­tory and says Pak­istani se­cu­rity agen­cies played a role in the Fe­bru­ary 14 at­tack – claimed by JeM.

Pak­istan de­nies any role and says it does not pro­vide safe haven to mil­i­tants.

Tues­day’s air strikes are the first launched across the line of con­trol – the de facto bor­der that di­vides In­dia-ad­min­is­tered Kash­mir from Pak­istan-ad­min­is­tered Kash­mir – since the 1971 war be­tween the coun­tries.

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