Tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi following Indian air strikes against a Jaish-e-Muhammed terror camp at Balakot inside Pakistan may appear to have de-escalated, but Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan remains fearful of fresh military hostilities between the two neighbours.
Khan was quoted by media as saying that India is in the grip of “war hysteria” following last month’s tensions that had brought the two nuclear-armed neighbours to the brink of a major confrontation. “I’m still apprehensive, before the elections I feel that something could happen,” Khan told Financial Times in an interview in his office in Islamabad. The comments rule out the possibility of resumption of engagement between the two hostile neighbours in the immediate run.
Khan said shadows of war were still hovering over the two countries, alleging that his Indian counterpart — Prime Minister Narendra Modi — could go for “another misadventure” against Pakistan before the parliamentary elections begin in India. Read More