Asking India to shun its “belligerent attitude,” a senior Pakistani military officer said on Tuesday that the resolution of Kashmir dispute is imperative for peace in south Asia.
“Road to peace in south Asia goes through Kashmir. There is no bypass,” Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat said while addressing a two-day conference on regional dynamics and strategic concerns in South Asia.
He said India’s attitude was “turning more belligerent towards Pakistan which is evident from the regressive statements made by the country’s political and military leadership.”
He said the Kashmir issue still remains a flash point for a nuclear war between Pakistan and India.
“India which affects the strategic and stability paradigm in south Asia is witnessing a transition from a secular to saffronised Hindu India,” Hayat said.
“Unresolved Kashmir dispute has often been left to fester,” he said, adding there has been a “malicious intent to erase and mutate history” by India to dub a “70-year old indigenous freedom movement as terrorism .”
He said India was playing with fire by “sponsoring Tehreek Taliban and other terrorist groups” in Pakistan.
“Indian intelligence agency RAW has established a special cell at a cost of 500 million dollars to sabotage the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.”