In an op-ed article for The New York Times, Pakistan PM Imran Khan has warned that a "direct military confrontation" with India "will get ever closer" if the world ignores the Kashmir issue.
Khan has been ratcheting up his attack on India ever since the Narendra Modi-led government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status enjoyed under Article 370.
He explained how after winning elections, he wanted peace with India and cited his first televised address to Pakistan in this regard. Khan further said the Indian government “promptly blamed Pakistan” over the Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.
Pakistan recently tested surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Ghaznavi'. Earlier this month, Pakistan Army spokesperson Asif Ghafoor had called Kashmir a "nuclear flashpoint".
Meanwhile, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visited formations and units deployed along the LoC in Kashmir Valley on Friday, urging soldiers to be ready for any contingency including "emerging security challenges" in view of increased infiltration attempts. The Army Chief, who is on his first visit to J&K following the revocation of Article 370, was briefed on ceasefire violations by Pakistan.