NEW DELHI: BJP and Congress today slammed Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif over his provocative remarks targeting India, saying it showed the neighbouring country's "immaturity" as it continues to "daydream" despite suffering defeats in the past.
BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma said it was an "empty boast" by Sharif, adding that his provocative comments were driven by desperation over Pakistan's internal crisis as well "exposure" of its role in sponsoring terrorism in India. Speaking at an event, Sharif had called Kashmir an "unfinished agenda" and warned India of "unbearable damage" in case of a "long or short" misadventure by the "enemy".
Terming his remarks as "belligerent and irrational", Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the only unfinished agenda before the world was to ensure that Pakistan ceases to be a safe harbour for global terrorists. He noted that Pakistan was imploding as well exploding both politically and economically.
Recalling Pakistan's previous "humiliations" in its wars with India, BJP secretary Sidharth Nath Singh said its army's misadventure in 1965 received a befitting reply and it was humiliated in 1971 war and later during Kargil war.
"If still the Pakistan Army chief wishes to daydream, it just goes to show Pakistan's immaturity in dealing with India," he said.
"As far India is concerned, our army has strongly responded to Pakistan army's provocations in the past, continues to do so during the ongoing ceasefire violations and will do so in case of any future misadventure," Sharma said.