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Standoff between Pakistan, India ‘very dangerous’, Trump warns



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President of the United States of America Donald Trump has warned that the standoff between Pakistan and neighbours, India is ‘very dangerous’.

Trump voiced the alarm following a deadly attack against Indian forces in Kashmir.

“It’s very dangerous situation between the two countries,” Trump told reporters on Friday in the White House.

“Right now there is a lot of problems between India and Pakistan because of what happened,” he said.

Pakistani authorities have sternly warned that they will respond to any attack by India with “full force”.

The warning was issued by the Pakistani army on Friday amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, as Islamabad said it took over the base of a militant group that claimed the deadly bombing in Kashmir.

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Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor says Pakistani forces have taken over of Jaish’s headquarters in a southern Punjab province district bordering India.

“We have no intention to initiate war, but we will respond with full force to full spectrum threat that would surprise you,” Ghafoor told reporters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. “Don’t mess with Pakistan,” he added.

Moments after the deadly Kashmir attack, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised a “strong response” and also called for “the complete isolation of Pakistan” for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack.

“We will give a befitting reply,” Modi said in a speech on Friday morning, soon after he called his security advisers to consider a response to the worst attack on Indian security forces in decades.

“Those who committed this heinous act will pay a heavy price. Those who supported it will definitely be punished,” he was quoted as saying by the Indian Express newspaper.

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