Imran Khan says there is 'every possibility' that India and Pakistan could end up in a nuclear war as the pair square off over the disputed Kashmir region.
The Pakistani prime minister insisted that he would never start a war, but added that if war broke out his countrymen would never accept surrender to India either.
'When a nuclear-armed country fights to the end, to the death, it has consequences,' he said.
Imran Khan has warned there is 'every possibility' that Pakistan could end up fighting a nuclear war with India over the Kashmir region
Khan accused India of preparing for 'genocide' in the Kashmir region, after revoking its autonomous powers last month (pictured, a protest in Pakistan in support of Kashmir)
Khan insisted that Pakistan would never start a war with India, but it wouldn't allow itself to be defeated either - even if that means using nuclear arms (pictured, protesters in Pakistan)
Khan spoke out after India's Hindu-nationalist government revoked autonomy over the Muslim-majority Kashmir region, sparking outrage.
India has placed the region on lockdown, flooding it with armed police and paramilitaries, and cutting off internet and phone services.
Khan told Al-Jazeera that he believes India is preparing for genocide in the region, which he said would 'absolutely' lead to a war between the neighbours.
The two countries have already fought four wars over Kashmir - in 1947, 1965, 1971 and most recently in 1999, when both states were nuclear-armed.
Khan added: 'Pakistan would never start a war, and I am clear: I am a pacifist, I am anti-war, I believe that wars do not solve any