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India only external threat to Pakistan, Senate committee told

ISLAMABAD: The military on Thursday informed the Senate defence committee that India is the only external military threat to Pakistan.

The Senate body visited the Joint Staff (JS) headquarters where the military officials briefed them about external threat.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Rashad Mahmood, and his team briefed the Senate body, led by Mushahid Hus­sain.

The Senate committee was further infor­med that “India had over the last couple of years purchased weapons worth $100bn — 80 per cent of which were Pakistan-specific.”

The Indian army’s shopping spree, it was said, was continuing and over the next five years it would be buying weapons worth another $100 billion.

In view of the above measures taken by the neighboring country, military said this requires continuous evaluation of the situation and upgradation of the response mechanism, the members were informed.

Mr. Hussain emphasised the need for greater inter-service coordination as it was pivotal for national security.

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