washington, Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made some shocking claims in his book. They said that in 2019, India and Pakistan were preparing to launch a nuclear attack on each other. Pompeo has claimed that he woke up to talk to his then Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.
Sushma Swaraj had shown him that Pakistan was preparing to launch a nuclear attack after the Balakot surgical strike in February 2019 and that India was also preparing to retaliate.
Pompeo said in his new book, Never Give In Inch: Fighting for the America I Love, that was released when the US was in Hanoi for a summit on North Korea on February 27-28. He said that his team worked throughout the night with both India and Pakistan to avert this crisis.
Pompeo writes in his book, “I don’t think the world knows very well how the rivalry between India and Pakistan came close to a nuclear attack in February 2019.” They said, the truth is that I don’t even know the correct answer.
All I know is that this was very close. After the martyrdom of 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel in the Pulwama terror attack on India’s fighter jets, the training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists was destroyed in Balakot, Pakistan on February 2019. Pompeo said, I will never forget that night when I was in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Talking to the North Koreans on nuclear weapons was not enough, they said. Similarly, India and Pakistan started threatening each other in connection with the decades-long dispute over the Kashmir area on the northern border.
In Hanoi I woke up to talk to my Indian counterpart. He believed that the Pakistanis had started preparing their nuclear weapons for the attack. They informed me that India is also considering its own countermeasures. I asked them for some time to do nothing and make everything better.SS1MS