‘Kashmir Issue Key Factor of Tension with India’: Pak Army


Asim-Bajwa-ISPR-600x330The Pakistan army has maintained that the foremost cause of tension between India and Pakistan is the “issue of Kashmir” and.

In an interview with Deutsche Welle’s Urdu services, Pakistan army’s Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa said, “There is only one major cause of tension between the two countries, and that is the long-standing issue of Kashmir.”

The General said that the developments were being made on diplomatic and political forums to engage India.

“But as a military spokesperson, I would like to say that India poses a threat to Pakistan and so our entire defense mechanism in India-specific,” Bajwa was quoted as saying in the interview.

The Pakistan army’s spokesperson further said if only India is inducted in the NSG it will be a cause of “disturbance of the strategic stability in the region, besides being a step towards discrimination.”


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