October 10: Azer News states that Iranian 57th naval flotilla has docked at the Pakistani port of Karachi for goodwill-cum-training visit, IRNA reports. Pakistan navy senior officers welcomed the Iranian naval fleet including ‘Neza’, ‘Khanjar’ and ‘Bushehr’ navy ships.
International Business Times: Pakistan Begins War Preparations, Approves Military Response If India Attacks
February 22: International Business Times report by Kalyan Kumar states that tensions between India and Pakistan escalated further with the Pakistan government headed by Imran Khan authorizing its military to “respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by neighboring India. Both are nuclear-armed rivals.