India using fifth-generation war to destabilise Pakistan: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has stated that India was using “fifth-generation war-fare” to obstruct Pakistan’s growing partnership with China in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

“Unfortunately, it’s a major onslaught, it’s a major part of the fifth-generation warfare. Pakistan is being subjected to […] hybrid applications in a massive way and we are aware of that,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director general said.

DG ISPR Babar Iftikhar said that Pakistan was aware of the threat posed by India and would deal with it appropriately.

He gave the example of how various Indian platforms spread fake news of a civil war in Karachi after Captain (R) Safdar was arrested in a Karachi hotel.

DG ISPR claimed that, “in doing so, the Indian media has lost its credibility to quite an extent and the whole world is recognising that”.

When DG ISPR was asked about how such hostile attempts could be countered, Maj Gen Iftikhar stated, “best way to handle this is transparency, […] not leaving information voids and […] passing on credible information.”

“The outreach whether for training or other exchanges or defence equipment has been very positive,” Maj Gen Iftikhar said.

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