Washington. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that in February 2019, the two countries were on the verge of a nuclear strike after India targeted terrorist launch pads in Pakistan’s Balakot, but after talking to Pakistan’s ‘de facto leader’ America had avoided a possible nuclear fallout. Instead of speaking to members of the elected government, such as former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan or former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the former US President Donald Trump’s former staff required a phone call from General Qamar Javed Bajwa, then Pakistan’s army chief. understood.
In his new book ‘Never Give An Inch: Fighting for the America I Love’, which came out in the market on January 24, Pompeo said ‘I reached out to General Bajwa, the de facto leader of Pakistan, with whom I had many conversations. I informed them about what the Indians had told me. He said that this is not true. Pompeo’s claims show that even the US and its administration are aware that Pakistan’s elected governments play only a nominal role, while the real decisions are taken by the military.
Pompeo claimed that Indian officials and their Pakistani counterparts were convinced that both sides were preparing for a nuclear war as Pakistan was upset that India destroyed terrorist strongholds after entering its airspace in February 2019. News agency Reuters also said in its March 2019 report that in February 2019, India and Pakistan had come very close to firing missiles at each other. India had warned of tough measures against Pakistan if Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was harmed.
MiG-21 Bison pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistani authorities but was released after India launched diplomatic efforts and warned Pakistan of dire consequences. Pompeo claims in his book that he worked round-the-clock with the then US National Security Advisor John Bolton, the then US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster, and other senior officials to ensure that there was no fallout like a nuclear strike. Get out
Mike Pompeo wrote in his book, ‘I don’t think the world knows exactly how close the India-Pakistan rivalry came to a nuclear attack in February 2019. The truth is that I do not even know the exact answer, I just know that it was very close. In fact, India’s warplanes destroyed the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Balakot, Pakistan in February 2019 in response to the martyrdom of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in the Pulwama terror attack. After this, the tension in both countries reached its peak.
Mike Pompeo Book
Mike Pompeo is an American politician, attorney, and former military officer who served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2017 to 2018, and as the United States Secretary of State from 2018 to 2021.
He has written a book called “Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Trump Administration” which was released on January 26, 2021. In the book, Pompeo provides a firsthand account of his time serving in the Trump administration and offers insights into some of the major events that took place during his tenure, including the administration’s foreign policy decisions, the impeachment of President Trump, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The book is expected to be a reflection of his time in the administration, and his perspective on the events that took place.
- The book is expected to offer a detailed account of Pompeo’s role in shaping foreign policy during his time in the Trump administration, including his work on issues such as Iran, North Korea, and China.
- Pompeo is likely to address the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and the subsequent escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran.
- He may also discuss his efforts to promote religious freedom and human rights around the world, particularly in countries like China and North Korea.
- Pompeo is also expected to share his thoughts on the Trump administration’s approach to the Middle East, including the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the decision to withdraw troops from Syria.
- Pompeo’s book may also reflect on the events that led to the impeachment of President Trump, and the role that he played in those events.
- It’s also likely that the book will address some of the major challenges that the Trump administration faced during his tenure, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn.
- The book may be viewed as a way for Pompeo to set the record straight on certain events and shape his legacy, and to provide a counter-narrative to the one that’s been presented by the media and other political figures.