Islamabad - Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Tuesday that Pakistan would pay India in its own coin in case of any misadventure.

“Any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response. We will defend robustly every inch of Pakistan’s soil,” the minister said in a statement.

He said that instead of a knee-jerk reaction of blaming Pakistan without substantial evidence, India must answer for state-sponsored espionage against Pakistan.

He said that a living evidence in the person of Kulbushan Yadav was in front of the world.

The defence minister said that India had failed to deliver justice to the 42 Pakistanis, who were murdered in the Samjhota Express terrorism 11 years back.

“India is destabilizing regional peace in word and deed through irresponsible statements on nuclear deterrent and through its bloody, five-fold escalation of attacks on unarmed civilians on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary,” he said.

He said that the Armed Forces of Pakistan were alive to all possibilities, and prepared fully to defend country’s territorial integrity. “Backed fully by the Pakistani people, our forces are vigilant on land, sea, and air,” said the minister.

“An aggressive Pakistan centric doctrine and arrayed forces under a belligerent regime leading to a possible strategic miscalculation by India will seriously impact the strategic stability in South Asia,” he added.