Pakistan and India They came close to nuclear war in 2019, with US intervention ending the tensions.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Pakistan and India In 2019, they declared that they are close to nuclear war.
According to foreign media reports, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made several statements in his new book ‘Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love’.
In February 2019, the world did not know how close Pakistan and India were to nuclear war, a former US secretary of state said.US intervention ended tensions between Pakistan and India.
According to Pompeo, Pakistan shot down an Indian warplane and captured the pilot after India launched an airstrike in Kashmir that killed 41 people. I was in Hanoi at the time for a conference.
In his book, the former US secretary of state said he was awakened by an urgent phone call from a senior Indian official who believed Pakistan was preparing for a nuclear attack. I said don’t do anything, give us time to sort things out.
According to Pompeo, US diplomats convinced both Pakistan and India not to go into nuclear war, saying that neither country could do anything to avoid a catastrophic outcome that night.
Background of India-Pakistan tension in February 2019
In the year In the year After that, India started blaming Pakistan for the attack without any evidence.
After that, on February 26, between 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM, they crossed the Pakistan border and two of the three places, Sialkot and Bahawalpur, were intercepted by the Indian Air Force. The planes where the Indian planes dropped their ‘payload’ and fled back.
Pakistan has strongly condemned this incident and sent a clear message to India that Pakistan will respond to this provocation at its own time and place, now India has to wait for Pakistan’s surprise.
Later on the morning of February 27, Pakistan Air Force planes carried out 6 targets in Kashmir under its control.
After Pakistan Air Force captured the target, 2 Indian Air Force planes crossed the LoC and came to Pakistan, but this time, Pakistan Air Force was ready and shot down both the Indian planes, one of which was an Azad Kashmir plane. One fell within the limits of Kashmir.
The pilot of the crashed plane was arrested by Pakistan and identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan, who was later handed over to the Indian authorities at the Wagah border.