‘Pak Can Never Win War Against India’

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said there was no possibility of Pakistan winning any war against India in his “lifetime”. 

“There is no scope of Pakistan winning any such war in my lifetime,” he told reporters. 

He was reacting to a reported statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a daily newspaper that Kashmir is a flash point which “can trigger a fourth war” with India. 

The reported statement was published in an influential daily of Pakistan, which has since been denied.

‘He Never Talked of War’ 

A day after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warned that failure to resolve the Kashmir dispute with India could lead to a fourth war between the two nuclear powers, his office denied such remarks.

Describing as “incorrect” a media report that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had contended the Kashmir issue is a flashpoint which “can trigger a fourth war” with India.

“Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is of the opinion that any issue of conflict between Pakistan and India has to be resolved through peaceful means,” said a statement issued by his office..

The statement from Sharif’s office said: “Prime Minister of Pakistan never uttered these words and the news item is baseless, incorrect and based on malafide intentions.”

Earlier Dawn News reported that Nawaz, addressing Azad J&K Council, said he had a dream of seeing Kashmir free. “Kashmir is a flashpoint and can trigger a fourth war between the two nuclear powers at anytime,” he was quoted as sayings.

He said Pakistan did not want to indulge in an arms race and would implement the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC).

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