Pakistan rejected India's new Army Chief Lieutenant General Manoj Mukand Narwane's 'irresponsible statement' of 'advance attacks' across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
"There should be no doubt about Pakistan's resolve and readiness, any aggressive action will be answered strictly, anybody will be allowed to go to Pakistan for the Indian Miss Adventure in Balakot," the Foreign Office said in a statement. The effective reaction must be remembered '.
"Despite India's provocations, Pakistan will continue to play its role for peace and security in the region," the statement said.
It may be recalled that General Manoj Mukund Narayan, who was posted as the 28th Army Chief of India two days ago, said that New Delhi had the power to carry out attacks across the Line of Control.
In an exclusive interview to the Press Trust of India, the Indian Army Chief had said only hours after assuming his office that First Pakistan had said, "If Pakistan does not terminate its support for terrorism, India will face terror threat." It has the authority to invade Pakistan, and our intention has been to show that it is in the form of a blanket operation and surgical strikes".
Moreover, according to the India Times report, he said 'a strategy has been devised to deal with cross-border terrorism'.
According to the report, General Manoj Mukund Narayanan has also been posted as the Deputy Army Chief of India before his appointment, and he received the post of former Army Chief Bipin Rawat after the meeting of the first Chief of Defense Staff of India a day earlier.
Bipin Rawat said last month that the situation on the Line of Control could be strained at any time, in response to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director general, Major General Asif Ghafoor. Declared an attempt to divert attention from mass protests over India's controversial citizenship law