India Rejects "Preposterous" Pak Claim Of Prepping New Attack This Month

India Rejects

India Rejects "Preposterous" Pak Claim Of Prepping New Attack This Month

"India rejects the irresponsible and preposterous statement by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan with a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India said in a statement.

He said India was the biggest threat to peace in the South Asia while Pakistan continued its efforts for peace and resolution of all outstanding issues through dialogue, adding that our desire for peace should not be deemed a weakness.

While he did not specify what the source of information was and what evidence they have to substantiate their claim, Qureshi said that he and the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had chose to share the information with the country.

"We have reliable intelligence that India has made a new scheme and the planning is under way and there are chances of another aggression against Pakistan and according to our information this action can take place between April 16 and 20", he said.

But India said it stood by its claim and had proof that it had downed the Pakistani jet.

Qureshi also criticised the global community for remaining silent over Indian aggression against Pakistan on Feb 26.

The aerial attacks in February across the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Indian and Pakistani territory in Kashmir were the first since a war in 1971.

Tensions between the two nations flared in February after a suicide bombing in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir killed more than 40 Indian soldiers.

The Indian spokesperson said that New Delhi "reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to any cross-border terrorist attack".

"Pakistan has opened one air route over India on 4 April, it is a north-west bound route", Pakistan Civil Aviation Authorityspokesman Mujtaba Baig told Reuters on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office on Sunday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner to warn his country against any misadventure targeting Pakistan.

Rejecting the claim, the Centre has said, "It has been made clear to Pakistan that it can not absolve itself of responsibility of a cross border terrorist attack in India".

Without prolonging the issue or throwing red-herring into the matter, Pakistan accepted the Indian proposal. Although the attack was initially claimed by a Kashmiri youth, the Jaish-e-Mohammad later took responsibility for it.

"When Modi is talking about launching an attack on Pakistan, the selected prime minister is busy in his tirade against the country's opposition", she added.

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