Former Pakistan President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf has ruled out chances of present conflict situation between India and Pakistan, following Pulwama terror attack to escalate into a nuclear war. Even both the countries resorted to a war, he said it will be ridiculous to say there will be use of atom bomb.
Musharraf, presently taking shelter in Dubai, cautioned that if Pakistan uses one bomb, India will use 20 bombs so Pakistan may have to use 50 – this is disastrous. People who are talking about such possibilities have no idea of warfare, he added.
He noted that nuclear arsenal only acts as deterrence and should not be used by anyone. However, he admitted that both the countries have been adversaries for years and their relations have majorly been dangerous for the past 10 years.
Since, India has been mounting pressure directly and via diplomatic channels on the Pakistan government to take action against its terror breeding camps. As many as 58 countries have so far condemned the Pulwama terror attack and pledged support to India.
In a strong statement against Pakistan’s failure or lack of efforts in curbing terrorism brewing on its land, international terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to retain its name in the `Grey list’. The body observed, “Pakistan does not demonstrate a proper understanding of the risk posed by terrorist groups AQ, JuD, LeT, JeM, and persons affiliated with the Taliban. Pakistan should continue to work on implementing its action plan to address its strategic deficiencies.”