The outgoing DG ISPR Major Gen Asif Ghafoor dumped the recent malarkey of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last press conference with military correspondents as he signed off his intriguing three-year service at the key post of representing the armed forces of Pakistan.
In response to a comment of a journalist that Indians would be happy with his exit, DG ISPR said, “It’d be an honour for me.”
Responding to chest-thumping claims of PM Modi to defeat Pakistan in 7-10 days in a military confrontation, Asif Ghafoor reasserted that, “Pakistan and its armed forces will always surprise you while laughing off Modi’s threat. Adding that, “We have repeatedly said that you will trigger a war, but we would have the last laugh.”
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“The [Indian] military could not defeat 8 million Kashmiris in 71 years. How can they even talk of defeating 207 million Pakistanis,” said DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor.
DG ISPR credited the wise strategy of COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and other armed forces for a calculated response last year in February that averted a major war between the two nuclear states.
“Pakistan and India were on the brink of war in February 2019, but the operational preparedness of Pakistan’s armed forces and their effective response [to Indian aggression] paved the way for peace,” said Asif Ghafoor in a press conference.
“All the three services proved their mettle during the confrontation with India,” he added. “The Pakistani leadership successfully tackled the threat.”
He reiterated that war is a no-win situation for combatting sides and only humanity pays a high price. “Pakistan’s civil and military leadership wants peace in South Asia. And it is high time the Indian leadership also realised the importance of peace in the region,” he added.
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He overwhelmingly praised Pakistan’s three intelligence agencies for their pragmatic efforts to secure Pakistan’s borders from external threats.
“The ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence] is a top intelligence agency of the world,” he said. “The ISI, together with MI [Military Intelligence] and IB [Intelligence Bureau] successfully stemmed the tide of terrorism in Pakistan,” he added. “We’re proud of our intelligence agencies.”
DG ISPR’s relentless strike on India
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor’s three years as the frontman of the armed forces of Pakistan was nothing less than a nightmare for Indians. Instead of haughtily flexing muscles to the warmongering and ultra-nationalistic BJP in India, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor took on a rational approach to bust Indian propaganda.
Recently, ISPR received appreciation by the Indian cybersecurity chief, Lt Gen Rtd Rajesh Pant for its exceptional and proactive role in information warfare.
On several occasions, he resorted to pre-emptive measures alerting the nation and global audience of the vindictive intentions of India to target Pakistan.
From addressing key press conferences to his social media messages, DG Ghafoor takes a sturdy approach to smash vile propagandas from India and libellous targets on armed forces within the country.
ISPR’s role has been modified particularly after the mini aerial combat between Indian Air Force and Pakistan Air Force in February last year that Pakistan sealed with triumph, and India’s abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A on Kashmir in August.
His reasoned approach helped Pakistan outperform India in Information warfare that even Indians admit.
Recently, ISPR received appreciation by the Indian cybersecurity chief, Lt Gen Rtd Rajesh Pant for its exceptional and proactive role in information warfare. This is certainly not the first time the nemesis has acknowledged the effectiveness of ISPR. Earlier, Indian General Rtd. Syed Ata Hasnain alerted Indian armed forces of its weak communication strategy against Pakistan in information warfare.