Pakistan Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif made a verbal attack on Thursday on India by saying if Pakistan would do any surgical strike on India then it would be remembered by Indian generations to come.
Air force chief Sohail Aman has also warned India against escalating a dispute over Kashmir into full-scale war.
Sharif will be retiring from the Pakistan Army on November 29 and he is on his farewell tour of army units currently. According to Express Tribune he said, ” if Pakistan were to launch surgical strikes, India would not be able to forget it for generations to come”.
“India will be teaching its children about Pakistan’s surgical strike if the latter took such measures. Pakistani troops are capable of teaching Indian forces a lesson,” he added.
In Karachi, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said Pakistan’s armed forces were prepared for all contingencies.
“We are not worried about India at all, it is better if they show some restraint,” he told reporters on the margins of a defence exhibition. If India escalates the crisis, Pakistani troops will “know full well how to deal with them”, he said.
Aman called on India to resolve the Kashmir issue, saying: “They should speak on matters of principle and our ties will improve.”
Naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also told the media that an Indian submarine’s alleged “breach of Pakistan’s waters” was “an unusual incident”. He added: “Whenever India does something like this Pakistan will respond.”