Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan said that the Indo-Pak relations would remain tense till the general elections in India are over as “Narendra Modi’s administration could go for ‘another misadventure’ before the general elections.”
Pakistan’s Dawn quoted Mr Khan as saying, “The danger is not over. The situation will remain tense till forthcoming general elections in India. We are already prepared to avert any aggression from India.”
Mr Khan also claimed that he cancelled his scheduled meeting with the Taliban in Islamabad due to “concerns” expressed by the Afghan government.
Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after the February 14 attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pulwama. Amid mounting outrage, the Indian Air Force carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting what it said was a JeM training camp in Balakot, deep inside Pakistan on February 26. The next day, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in aerial combat and captured an Indian pilot, who was handed over to India later.
The Taliban last month said that its representatives would visit Islamabad to meet Prime Minister Khan on February 18.