Pakistan’s former military dictator Gen (retd.) Pervez Musharraf has termed talk of any nuclear war with India as rubbish, saying if Pakistan would attack India with one atomic bomb, then New Delhi could “finish us by attacking with 20 bombs”.
“It is not so simple. Do not talk like this. There is always a military strategy,” Musharraf, who is on self-exile in Dubai, said in response to a question at a news conference in Dubai .
His statement came amid heightened tension between the two nuclear-armed countries after the February 14 suicide attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad that killed at least 40 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, termed talk of any nuclear war as rubbish, Dawn newspaper reported.
“If Pakistan would attack India with one atomic bomb, then the neighbouring country could finish us by attacking with 20 bombs,” he was quoted as saying by the paper.