Former US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has recently called Pakistan the ‘most dangerous’ country in a tweet citing excerpts from his book. He further added, ‘We can’t have the fastest-growing nuclear arsenal in the world falling into the hands of the terrorists breeding in their midst. The result would be disastrous.’ Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has agreed with the assessment, retweeting Jim Mattis.
Dr. Jitendra Singh agreed with the Former United States Secretary of Defense Mattis's assessment and took to Twitter to retweet Mattis. Mattis has published a book titled “Call Sign Chaos”, an autobiography that hit the stands on Tuesday.
“Pakistan is world’s MOST DANGEROUS country” – Former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattishttps://t.co/ak1du2T27h— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) September 5, 2019
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has also backed India upping the ante on Pakistan for PoK. He has said that people should now pray for the integration of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) with India in their lifetime. "With this (abrogation of special status), Jammu and Kashmir are fully integrated into the Union of India. There will be a time when PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan will also be part of India," the Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office said.
The Union Minister has previously downplayed the arrest of mainstream political leaders and the communication blockade in the Valley following the scrapping of the special status and bifurcation of the state in union territories. He added, "We are lucky that it (revoking of the special status) happened in our lifetime. It is because of the sacrifices of our three generations," Dr. Singh said.
The Union Minister hopes that there comes a day when PoK will be integrated with the country and he added, once that happens people will be able to freely visit Muzaffarabad, the capital city of PoK. Defending the move with regard to Article 370, he said some people were frustrated because they had created a narrative in the country that no power could abolish the special status being enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir.
The former Secretary for Defense Mattis had said, “The Pakistan military wanted a friendly government in Kabul that was resistant to Indian influence.” In a veiled attack to Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, Mattis said, “they don’t have leaders who care about their future.”
Pakistan's Imran Khan had made unilateral attempts to reset bilateral relations with the United States by visiting Washington in July, and by persuading the Taliban in pushing the Afghan-US deal to end the 18-year-old war. Despite this, the former US Defence Secretary claimed how the US-Pakistan narrative is stained with distrust and divisions.