Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif
Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja AsifReuters

Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has again launched an attack on India warning it against the use of nuclear weapons in the event of a war and said that Pakistan did not produce atomic weapons to put it up for show.

"We will destroy India if it dares to impose war on us. Pakistan army is fully prepared to answer any misadventure of India... We have not made atomic device to display in a showcase. If a such a situation arises we will use it and eliminate India," Asif told TV channel SAMAA when asked about India's intent to launch a surgical strike on the country.

He added that the country was ready to give it back to India in case of a violation of Pakistan's airspace. Asif further said that the "entire world knows now that India is not as serious about resolving the Kashmir dispute as Pakistan is."

Asif also claimed that while China had supported Pakistan's point of view on the Kashmir dispute, India was not supported by anyone despite launching a diatribe against Pakistan, Press Trust of India reported.

The defence minister also accused India of orchestrating the Uri attack "to divert the attention of the world from the Kashmir issue." In an interview to Dawn News, Asif claimed that the attack in the Uri district of Jammu and Kashmir was "a plan devised by India itself" and that there was no evidence showing Pakistan's involvement in the attack.

However, on Tuesday, India handed over evidence to the Pakistani envoy, saying it has proof of the neighbouring country's involvement in the terrorist attack in Uri that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers on September 18. India has warned Pakistan to not support or sponsor terror attacks against the country.

According to media reports, one of the four terrorists neutralised by the Army in the Uri attack has been identified as Hafiz from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.