ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s army chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, spoke on Friday with top military officials from the United States, Britain and Australia, Pakistan’s military spokesman said, amid a volatile standoff with nuclear-armed neighbor India.
Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet that Bajwa had discussed the standoff and “its impact on peace & stability in the region” in a call with U.S. CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Votel as well as with top British and Australian military figures.
Bajwa told them Pakistan would “surely respond to any aggression in self-defense”, according to the Twitter post. Ghafoor said Bajwa had also spoken by phone with the ambassadors of China, Britain, and the United States.
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