Pakistan responds to the controversial remarks of Rajnath Singh about ‘NFU’ Policy

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  • Rajnath Singh hinted that India’s ‘no first use’ policy regarding the use of its nuclear weapons may change in the future. 
  • India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use,’ Rajnath added.
  • Another damning reminder of India’s unbridled thirst for violence; Pakistan’s foreign minister.
  • Qureshi also named the Rajnath’s remarks “shocking and irresponsible.”
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Indian Minister Rajnath Singh at the death anniversary of former Indian premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Pokhran hinted that India’s ‘no first use’ policy regarding the use of its nuclear weapons may change in future. He made these controversial remarks while he’s attending the closing ceremony of the army scoutmaster competition.

“Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atal Ji’s firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’. India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in the future depends on the circumstances,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.

The remarks of Indian minister came at the time while tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors are already heightened due to the constant state of anxiety and unrest in the disputed Himalayan region. Indian administration has unilaterally changed the constitutional status of Muslim Majority region and held the masses under curfew-like restrictions since August 5.

What is ‘NFU’ policy?

No First Use policy refers to a pledge by a nuclear power not to use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare unless first attacked by the enemy country with nuclear arsenals.

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Indian ex-minister Manohar Parrikar also made similar remarks and expressed doubts about the utility of NFU back in 2016. India also made an aerial attack in February this year in violation of its NFU policy and sent two airplanes into the territorial space of Pakistan. They claimed to retaliate the Pulwama attack for which they blamed their instant neighboring country Pakistan.

Responding to the statement of Indian Minister Rajnath Singh Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi replied: “Another damning reminder of India’s unbridled thirst for violence. Contrast to Pakistan’s aggressive efforts to galvanize diplomacy as the UN Security Council met for the first time formally since ’65 on Indian Occupied Kashmir validating International dispute.”

“History reminds fascist warmongering state can never win,” he added in his tweet. Qureshi also named the Rajnath’s remarks “shocking and irresponsible.”

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