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Pakistan a fit case for pre-emptive strike: Fernandes

April 11, 2003 18:10 IST

Defence Minister George Fernandes said on Friday that Pakistan was a fitter case than Iraq for a pre-emptive strike.

"I agree with what External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha said the other day," Fernandes, who was in Badmer, Rajasthan, said.

On April 9, Sinha had said in Parliament that if possession of weapons of mass destruction, export of terrorism and absence of democracy were the criteria, then Pakistan was a 'fitter case' for pre-emptive action.

Dismissing Sinha's remarks, US Secretary Colin Powell said no parallel could be drawn between Iraq and Pakistan.

Fernandes also said that Pakistan 'has the habit of lying' when it came to the Kashmir issue.

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Sub: Don't just talk

Our politicians’ just talk, rather than telling the whole world that Pak is a fit case we should take action and close this chapter once ...

Posted by Sunil

Sub: Pak fit for pre-emptive strike

If US says it will do something about Kashimir issue, our politicians go haywire with our sovereignty, US-need-not-interfere' rhetoric. Why are they now pointing out ...

Posted by B U Kulkarni

Sub: Better verbalization required, look who you are dealing with.

Mr Fernandes Before making a statement, perhaps it shall be more advisable if you could fabricate it with thorough intentions. Dealing with US requires better ...

Posted by Shubham Basu

Sub: Pak fit for pre-emptive strike

It is surely a correct logical deduction to America's reason to attack Iraq. What's right for the goose is also right for the gander. Right ...

Posted by Sandeep

Sub: Fernandes Comments '' Pak Fit for Pre-Emptive Strike''

It seems our leaders have big mouth to talk but short hand to work.....

Posted by Jitender Bhandari


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