Pakistan says that the armed forces differential between it and India had widened which had resulted in New Delhi trying to “find space for a conventional war”.
In unusual comments at the National Defence University, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said “when seen with the widening force differential between ours and Indian Armed Forces, it explains to us the emboldened posture and her urge, to find space for a conventional war.”
Gilani also highlighted the complex security scenario in the country saying “all of you know that we have been preparing for an external threat all these years. Our internal threat has been evolving beyond our comprehension and has weakened us considerably.”
“History tells us that a weak inner front always tends to invite external aggression,” he said in his address to participants yesterday. Gilani also said Pakistan had “no aggressive designs against any country” but would counter any threat to its territorial integrity and sovereignty “with full force”.