“India is taking provocative steps to trap Pakistan, but we have shown restraint in the past and are ready to test our patience in the future,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmud Qureshi was quoted as saying in a report on Pakistan's state-run radio channel on Wednesday.
Pakistan announced that it would respond immediately if India attacked. The Pakistani military is ready to retaliate against any Indian aggression, the Pakistani foreign minister said.
Qureshi claimed that an Indian drone was shot down by Pakistani forces on Wednesday. The Pakistani foreign minister said that India's intention was understood from this. Although he did not give any details about the drone. “We like the path to peace, but it would be wrong to call our restraint a weakness,” he said.
According to a report by Radio Pakistan, Qureshi has sent a clear message to India that Delhi should deliberately set foot to live in peace. New Delhi did not immediately respond to a request for comment. At the moment, there is a lot of speculation about India's next move at the instigation of Pakistan.
In recent times, Qureshi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan have repeatedly spoken out against India over the situation in Kashmir. Even the Prime Minister of Pakistan did not stop commenting on the border conflict with Nepal.