India Post: India, Pak conflict could lead to nuclear exchange: US Gen
WASHINGTON: A conventional Indo-Pak conflict could escalate into a nuclear exchange as attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists and potential reactions by India increase the likelihood for “miscalculation”, a top US general has warned.
Testifying before the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command or CENTCOM, said there is a continued tension between Pakistan and India.
“India remains concerned about the lack of action against India-focused militants based in Pakistan and even responded militarily to terrorist attacks in India-held territory earlier this year,” Votel told American Senators yesterday.
“We assess that these types of attacks, and the potential reactions, increase the likelihood for miscalculation by both the countries,” he said.
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WNU Editor: These comments were made at yesterday's US Senate hearings that included Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa. The entire testimony at this Senate hearing can be seen in the above video.