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Pakistan is not Myanmar, says Islamabad

Pakistan is not Myanmar, says Islamabad

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday said that India should not have any misconceptions about Islamabad since it is different as compared to Myanmar, an official statement said.

The Indian Army struck inside Myanmar on Tuesday and killed a number of insurgents believed to be involved in the killing of 18 Indians soldiers in Manipur on June 4.

Pakistani security forces were fully capable of responding to foreign aggression and Indian leaders should stop daydreaming, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in response to recent statements by Indian politicians, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dawn reported.

Prime Minister Modi, during his official visit to Bangladesh, last Sunday in Dhaka said the establishment of Bangladesh was a desire of every Indian citizen and that was why Indian forces fought along with the Mukti Bahini, thus creating a new country.

The interior ministry statement added that while Indian designs may have succeeded in the past, they would not do so in the future.

Earlier, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said that the Indian prime minister’s statement was picking on old wounds.

He said Modi's statement soured the atmosphere of dialogue between the two countries.

Asif said the government would defend the nation and that if India spoke about teaching Pakistan a lesson, then Pakistan was capable of teaching India a lesson as well.

He said if India tried to do so, Pakistan would provide a befitting reply. He added that Pakistan did not want to spoil regional peace.

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