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Pakistan was preparing for nuclear attack on India after Balakot strike, claims former US Secretary of State – us former foreign minister mike pompeo

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Pakistan was preparing for nuclear attack on India after Balakot strike, claims former US Secretary of State - us former foreign minister mike pompeo
Aditya Chaudhary

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made a claim regarding Pakistan. He said that after the Balakot surgical strike by India in the year 2019, Pakistan was preparing for a nuclear attack on India.

Mike Pompeo told in his book ‘Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love’ that this information regarding the nuclear attack was given to him by the then Foreign Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj. Pompeo told that in the year 2019, when this incident happened on February 27-28, he was in Hanoi, Vietnam. After this his team talked to New Delhi and Islamabad about this.

‘I don’t think the world knows’

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Pompeo wrote in his book, “I don’t think the world knows exactly how close the India-Pakistan war came to a nuclear explosion in February 2019. The truth is, I don’t know the exact answer either.” .”

Pompeo mentioned Balakot in the book

The former US Secretary of State further wrote, 40 Indian soldiers were martyred because of Pakistan’s lax anti-terrorist policies. In response to this, India took action against the terrorists inside Pakistan by air strike. Later, Pakistan shot down an aircraft in air combat and captured the Indian pilot.

What was the answer given by Pakistan?

Pompeo wrote that his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj told him that Pakistan had started preparing its nuclear weapons for the attack. Sushma Swaraj told me that India is also preparing for this. Pompeo wrote in his book, ‘I had to work very hard to convince Sushma Swaraj not to do anything for the time being and to give America some time to resolve the whole dispute.’

The former Foreign Minister further wrote, “After this he spoke with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and asked about it. However, Bajwa said that this is not true. There has been no response from the ministry.

Pulwama attack took place in February-2019

Please inform that 40 CRPF personnel were martyred in the terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. In response to this, the Indian Air Force destroyed the terrorist training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan in February 2019.