(Adds comment from Pakistan’s High Commissioner to London in paras 11-12)
ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Pakistan put its forces on high alert after someone pretending to be India’s foreign minister made a phone call to President Asif Ali Zardari threatening war after the Mumbai attacks began, Dawn newspaper said on Saturday.
“It’s true,” a diplomat with knowledge of the exchanges told Reuters when asked whether the report was correct.
Dawn said the Nov. 28 caller threatened military action unless Pakistan acted immediately against the perpetrators of the slaughter in Mumbai, launched two days earlier.
For the next 24 hours nuclear-armed Pakistan’s air force was put on “highest alert” as the military watched anxiously for any sign of Indian aggression, the report said.