ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mehmood Hayat emphasized on Tuesday that the resolution of the decades-old Kashmir dispute is the only road to enduring peace in the region.
Addressing a two-day conference in Islamabad, he said India is promoting chaos and anarchy in the region.
Gen Hayat said Indian spy agency has established a special cell at a cost of 500 million dollars to sabotage the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). India is also fanning terrorism in Balochistan, he added.
He said that Pakistan will maintain minimum nuclear deterrence in the context of a current regional situation.
Gen Hayat said the resolution of long-standing Kashmir dispute is vital for durable peace in the region. “The festering Kashmir issue runs the risk of the outbreak of nuclear war in the region.”
He said about 90 thousand Kashmiris have been martyred in Indian brutalities in the held Kashmir region.
Instability in the South Asia was the result of hegemonic policies, he said, adding that non-state actors want instability in the region.
The CJCSC opined that the issues like climate change and water shortage have added to the complex challenges facing the region. Any irresponsible behavior could expose the nuclearised region to dangers, he added.