Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that he was about to talk to his then Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. At that time Sushma Swaraj had told him that Pakistan was preparing for a nuclear attack in the wake of the Balakot surgical strike in February 2019 and India was making its own preparations.
attack on pakistan by india Balakot surgical strike is once again in discussion. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Made some claims regarding Balakot surgical strike. he said that During the Balakot surgical strike in 2019, relations between India and America had deteriorated so much that Had reached nuclear attack, Pakistan was going to nuclear attack India. Relations between India and Pakistan have never been good since 1947. Till now there have been 4 wars between the two countries.
Pompeo claims – Nuclear war was going to happen in India and Pakistan
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that he was about to talk to his then Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. At that time Sushma Swaraj had told him that Pakistan was preparing for a nuclear attack in the wake of the Balakot surgical strike in February 2019 and India was making its own preparations. In his newly released book Never Give An Inch: Fighting for the America I Love, Pompeo said the incident happened when he was in Hanoi for the February 27-28 US-North Korea summit and his team Worked through the night with both New Delhi and Islamabad to defuse the crisis. Pompeo writes “I don’t think the world knows exactly how close the India-Pakistan rivalry came to a nuclear attack in February 2019. The truth is, I don’t even know the exact answer. All I know is that a nuclear attack was about to happen.
Balakot attack was going to take a terrible form
India’s warplanes bombed a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot in February 2019 in response to the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Pompeo says that “I’ll never forget the night I was in Hanoi, Vietnam – as if negotiating with the North Koreans on nuclear weapons wasn’t enough – India and Pakistan opened fire on their decades-long standoff on the northern border. Kashmir In connection with the dispute started threatening each other. After an Islamist terrorist attack in Kashmir – probably due to Pakistan’s lax anti-terrorist policies – killed forty Indians, India responded with airstrikes against terrorists inside Pakistan. The Pakistanis later shot down an aircraft in a dogfight and captured the Indian pilot.
Talked to Sushma Swaraj
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that In Hanoi, I woke up to talk with my Indian counterpart. He believed that the Pakistanis had started preparing their nuclear weapons for the attack. He told me that India is looking at its own growth. I told him not to do anything and gave us a minute to sort things out. I began working with Ambassador (then National Security Adviser John) Bolton, who was with me in the secure communications facility at our hotel. I reached out to Pakistan’s de facto leader, (Army Chief) General (Qamar Javed) Bajwa, with whom I had engaged several times. I told them what the Indians had told me. He said it is not true.
The 59-year-old top former US diplomat wrote in his book “As one might expect, he believed that the Indians were preparing their nuclear weapons for deployment. It took us a few hours – and remarkably good work by our teams on the ground in New Delhi and Islamabad – each To convince the side that the second was not preparing for a nuclear war. There was no immediate comment from the State Department on Pompeo’s claims.