Pakistan, India They were close to nuclear war in 2019, Mike Pompeo
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in his new book that the world did not know Pakistan and India were on the brink of nuclear war in 2019 after US intervention ended Pakistan-India tensions.
In his new book ‘Never Given’, Mike Pompeo claims that after India carried out airstrikes after 41 Indian soldiers died in Kashmir, Pakistan responded by shooting down an Indian warplane and capturing its pilot.
He wrote in his book that I woke up to an urgent phone call from a senior Indian official, who was in Hanoi for a conference.
He added that Indian officials believe that Pakistan has started preparations for a nuclear attack, so India is considering taking action.
According to Mike Pompeo, he told the Indian official to “do nothing, give us time to sort things out.”
The American diplomats who were the US Secretary of State have written in their book that they convinced both Pakistan and India not to enter into a nuclear war.
Mike Pompeo said there was nothing America could have done that night to avoid a catastrophic outcome.