TIMES NEWS NETWORK Had Made Similar Statement A Day Before Uri Attack Islamabad is open to using tactical devices -a reference to tactical nuclear weapons that Pakistan is believed to possess -against India if it feels its safety is threatened, Pakistani defence minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said in an interview to Pakistani TV channel SAMAA. “Tactical weapons joh hain, joh hamne yeh progammes develop kiya hua hai, yeh apne hifazat ke liye develop kiya hua hai. Hamne devices jo hain just as showpieces toh nahin rakhe hue. Lekin agar hamare sala mati ko khatra hua, toh hum nestanabhut kar denge unko (Tactical weapons, our programmes that we have developed, they have been developed for our protection. We haven't kept the devices that we have just as showpieces. But if our safety is threatened, we will annihilate them (India),“ Asif sa id in the interview, telecast on September 26. He had made a similar comment on Geo TV on September 17, a day before the terrorist attack in Uri. Asif 's latest salvo comes soon after the Indian Army's brigade headquarters in Uri, Jammu & Kashmir, was attacked by terrorists on Sep tember 18, resulting in the deaths of 18 soldiers. The four attackers were also killed. India has since handed over evidence to Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit that the terrorists were from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Asif has made threatening references before to the option of nuclear strikes against India. The statements, emanating from the Pakistan defence minister, are an alarming reminder of Pakistan's position on the use of nuclear weapons. He had made a similar comment on Geo TV on September 17, a day before the terrorist attack in Uri. Asked if he thought there was a threat of war, Khawaja Asif answered, “I don't think there is any such threat but as Allah has said in the Quran, `The horses must be prepared', so we should always be completely prepared. There is also a famous English proverb, `The price of freedom is eternal vigilance'... We are always under pressure (sic) time and again that our tactical (nuclear) weapons, in which we have a superiority, that we have more tactical weapons than we need. It is internationally recognised that we have a superiority, and if there is a threat to our security, or if anyone steps on our soil and if someone's designs are a threat to our security, we will not hesitate to use those weapons for our defence.“ Asked if Pakistan “could use atomic weapons' in case of war with India, he had replied, “This depends on the situation...but if our defence and survival is (sic) in danger, then we should use everything. What is there to fear?“ The minister's comments have drawn flak from media within Pakistan itself. http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/...atens-to-unleash-nukes-against-29092016027021 What a fukin' idiot this moron is!! And he's holding the highest position in the Paki government! Lol! His immaturity is breathtaking! And unbelievable just like the other Porks in Pakistan's Establishment! Doesn't this asshole know that if Pakistan ever contemplates to employ even a small tactical battlefield nuke against India, there would be massive counter-value retaliation on Paki cities by India wiping Pakistan off the map. When the shit hits the fan, this idiot would be burned to a cinder. And then this clown says, "Our tactical (nuclear) weapons, in which we have a superiority." Really? How many tactical nukes having miniature warheads have been actually tested by the Pakis? Zilch! So do they actually work? Probably not. These are just dummies and duds just like the morons in the Pak establishment! Jeeez! And then there's the usual American doublespeak where Pakistan is concerned which is taking the Americans for a jolly good ride!. A typical case of the tail wagging the dog!