While the Pakistan Army on February 22 said that India should be prepared for a “surprise” if any aggressive military measure it taken, Union home minister Rajnath Singh also gave a stern warning to Pakistan by saying that Indian is “not behind”
New Delhi: Though nothing has been confirmed by authorities, fear of a war between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama massacre is gripping Jammu and Kashmir. People in different cities in Jammu and Kashmir, according to reports, are stocking up on food and other essentials like fuel, medicines etc.
And why not? After all, both the countries are armed to the teeth after the Pulwama attack, which claimed the lives of nearly 50 CRPF jawans, the atmosphere has become highly charged and volatile.
While the Pakistan Army on February 22 said that India should be prepared for a “surprise” if any aggressive military measure is taken, Indian home minister Rajnath Singh gave a stern warning to Pakistan by saying that India is “not behind”.
Not only the authorities, but the public is also giving out a war cry. According to India Today’s Political Stock Exchange (PSE), 36% of the respondents favoured a full-scale war.
However, the question in everyone’s mind is: What will happen if a war breaks out between India and Pakistan tomorrow ?
One should keep in mind that both the(no need for the) neighbours are armed with nuclear weapons and there is no doubt that if a war breaks out the result will be devastating.
According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), India is armed with nine types of operational missiles, while Pakistan has short- and medium-range weapons, have been developed with China's assistance.
Agni-3, an intercontinental range ballistic missile developed by India, needs a special mention here as it has a range of range of 3,000 km (1,864 miles) to 5,000 km (3,106 miles).
While India has a 2 million-strong army, Pakistan’s count of soldiers goes up to 560,000. However, both the countries are armed with tanks, armoured personnel carriers and artillery guns.
How the defence forces of both countries are stacked up
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Last Updated Feb 25, 2019, 2:01 PM IST