In this book, Mike Pompeo has said that there would have been a nuclear war between India and Pakistan in 2019. If these two countries would have dropped nuclear bombs on each other, I cannot give an exact answer. But the two countries came very close to nuclear war, Pompeo said. This happened when I was in Hanoi for the US-North Korea summit in 2019. Between 27 and 28 February, the Indian Air Force conducted an air strike to destroy the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist organization’s base in Balakot. I knew about it when I was in Hanoi. After this, US Defense Ministry officials were in constant contact with India and Pakistan to avoid escalating the situation. The conflict between India and Pakistan would have plunged the world into nuclear war in 2019. Mike Pompeo said in his book that nuclear war would have happened or not, but nuclear war was very close.
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What did Sushma Swaraj say?
The Indian Air Force bombed a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Balakot in an air strike. This area of Balakot was completely devastated in this attack. I was in Hanoi at the time. After getting information about this attack, I contacted the then Defense Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj. He told me that Pakistan was preparing for a nuclear attack after the Balakot airstrike. I was also told that India will respond in its own way in case of such an attack. Mike Pompeo has mentioned in the book that I said to Sushma Swaraj, ‘You don’t do anything, give me some time to get it all under control’.
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The US Defense Secretary called the Pakistan Army Chief
After speaking with Sushma Swaraj, Mike Pompeo immediately went to US National Security Advisor John Bolton. He was with me in a hotel in Hanoi. We contacted Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed through the secret messaging system available there. I told him about the message I received from India. Then Army Chief General Qamar Javed dismissed reports that Pakistan would launch a nuclear attack. But, they also feared that India was preparing for a nuclear war. Mike Pompeo also said in the book that after this we convinced the high officials of India and Pakistan that there will be no nuclear attack on you from the other side.