India’s military build-up will force Pakistan to take ‘deterrent measures’, says PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif during a speech on Friday at US Institute of Peace said that India’s military build-up would force Pakistan to take ‘deterrent measures’.

Nawaz Sharif

He also spoke about India-Pakistan NSA-level talks which were cancelled during September. “India needs to engage in dialogue on Kashmir,” he said.

“The talks cancelled over a flimsy issue. They were cancelled after ceasefire violations along LoC,” he said.

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Sharif’s speech was disrupted by a protester who shouted slogans in support of freedom for the Pakistani province of Balochistan.