Mike Pompeo: India and Pakistan came close to a nuclear war between them in 2019

  • Sutik Biswas
  • BBC correspondent in India

Mike Pompeo

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Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his new memoirs that India and Pakistan came close to breaking out a “nuclear fire” between them in February 2019.

This happened after Delhi launched strikes on militants on Pakistani soil following an attack on Indian forces in Kashmir.

Pakistan then said it had shot down two Indian military planes and captured a fighter pilot.

India and Pakistan claim all of Kashmir, but only control parts of it.

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