Washington. In February 2019, Pakistan was so enraged by the Indian Army’s surgical strike in Balakot that it prepared for a nuclear attack on India. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the claim in his new book, quoting his Indian counterpart at the time, Sushma Swaraj. He claimed that Sushma Swaraj told him that Pakistan was preparing for a nuclear attack following the Balakot surgical strike and that India was also preparing its retaliation.
In his new book Never Give An Inch: Fighting for the America I Love, which hit the market on Tuesday, Mike Pompeo said the incident happened while he was in Hanoi for the summit. -North Korea on February 27 and 28. worked all night with India and Pakistan to defuse the crisis.
“India and Pakistan were close to nuclear war”
Pompeo writes in his book, “I don’t think the world knows exactly how close the India-Pakistan rivalry came to a nuclear attack in February 2019.” The truth is I don’t even know the exact answer, all I know is that it was very close.
Indian warplanes destroyed a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Balakot, Pakistan in February 2019 in response to the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) .
Pompeo said – I will never forget that night
Pompeo said, “I will never forget that night I was in Hanoi, Vietnam. As if holding talks with the North Koreans on nuclear weapons were not enough, India and Pakistan have begun threatening each other in connection with the decades-long dispute over the Kashmir region on the northern border.
He wrote: “I woke up to speak with my Indian counterpart in Hanoi. He thought the Pakistanis had started preparing their nuclear weapons for the attack. He informed me that India was considering its retaliatory measures. I asked them to do nothing and give us time to fix everything.
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FIRST POST: January 25, 2023, 05:18 HST