ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Monday made it clear to the US that Pakistan would defend itself tooth and nail should India impose a war, TheNation has reliably learnt. According to the sources, General Kayani made these remarks while talking to the US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen who called on him Monday night. General Kayani made it clear that Pakistan wanted peace in the region but will not tolerate pressure from any side. He also made it clear that Pakistan desired to revive the suspended peace process with India on equal grounds. The US Commander appreciated Pakistan efforts in tackling the menace of terrorism and extremism. They had an exchange of views on Pak-India situation, war on terror, border situation between Pakistan and Afghanistan and overall security in the region. Sources said that Mike Mullen called for urgent steps by India and Pakistan to de-escalate tension between the two South Asian nations. He also commended Pakistan's efforts in tackling the menace of terrorism and extremism in the region. Earlier, Mike Mullen called on Advisor on National Security Mehmood Ali Durrani shortly after his arrival from Afghanistan and exchanged views on matters of common interest. This was the second visit of Admiral Mike Mullen to Pakistan during this month. The US embassy sources told TheNation that Mullen was in Islamabad for scheduled talks with senior Pakistani officials on regional issues. Pakistan is one of the US key allies in the "war on terror" and both had close cooperation in combating Taliban led insurgency in Afghanistan and at Pak-Afghan border. Our Monitoring Desk adds: Adm Mullen in his meeting with Gen Kayani said Pakistan acted responsibly following attacks carried out in Mumbai. Admiral Mike Mullen said the US will also play its role towards lessening tension between the two countries. Pak Army Chief said Pakistan played a responsible role after the Mumbai attacks. "We want peace with India on equal level... but no compromise will made on Pakistan's defence," he added. The meeting also discussed the matter of providing security to the Nato supplies. Online adds: Adm Mullen also held a meetings with ISI Chief Lt-Gen Shuja Pasha and discussed issues pertaining to the ongoing war against terrorism, Pak-Afghan border situation, Pak-India tension and issues of bilateral defense. Sources told that Army leadership made it clear that Pakistan would not compromise on its integrity at any cost and Pakistan would take each step which is necessary for its integrity.