India, Pakistan too close to nuking each other, says Pompeo

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India, Pakistan too close to nuking each other, says Pompeo

During the time of President Donald Trump's presidency, India and Pakistan were too close to nuking each other.

In his new book, Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love, the former Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo wrote that both countries believed that the other side was preparing to use nuclear weapons in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack in the wake of the 2019 Pulwama attack.

Pompeo said the U.S. had to convince each side that the other was not preparing for nuclear war. See Also: U.S. Vows To Deeper Defense Ties With India After It Slammed Biden Administration For F-16 Deal With Pakistan

I do not think the world knows how close the India-Pakistan rivalry came to spilling over into a nuclear conflagration in February 2019. He said that I don't know exactly the answer, but I just know it's too close.

India and Pakistan haven't made any official comments on Pompeo's revelations in his book.

The former Secretary of State, however, called India's former External Affairs Minister goofball a huge criticism from the country.

S. Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister, told PTI that I have seen a passage in Secretary Pompeo's book referring to Smt Sushma Swaraj ji, referring to Pompeo's claims. I always held her in great esteem and had an exceptionally close and warm relationship with her. I disapproval of the disrespectful colloquialism used for her. You can find more of Benzinga's coverage in Europe and Asia by following this link.