Pakistan won ‘Fifth-Generation War’, Indian ex-General claims

The comments come after the Pakistani Foreign Ministry reiterated that there are no terror camps at the locations mentioned by New Delhi in a dossier submitted to Islamabad in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack which killed over 40 Indian security personnel.

Former Indian corps commander Syed Ata Hasnain has admitted that Islamabad had defeated New Delhi in hybrid war.

“They [India] should learn from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),[the Pakistan military’s media wing], how to fight a “fifth-generation war”, Hasnain, a former Lieutenant General, told a British think tank.

According to him, the ISPR had proved that media remains a highly effective tool in hybrid war, including the information conflict, in which Pakistan “showed great professional skills”.

Hasnain claimed that it’s impossible to win a traditional war on a battlefield in modern times, and that it took “even the United States” 18 years to realise the fact.

His remarks came a few days after the Pakistani Foreign Ministry stated that it has thoroughly investigated India’s dossier related to the 14 February Pulwama terror attack and has neither found any evidence of terror camps at the locations mentioned by New Delhi, nor of any person mentioned in the document that could be linked to the attack.

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