‘Indian arms seized from Waziristan’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad, Nov 2: Pakistan on Monday said its forces had seized Indian-made arms and equipment from the Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan, where the Army has launched a major operation to flush out militants.
The Information Minister, Qamar Zaman Kaira, and chief military spokesman, Maj Gen Athar Abbas, alleged during a news briefing that Pakistani troops had recovered “Indian arms, ammunition, literature and medical equipment” from Sherwangi, a key militant base that was captured a few days ago.
“We have informed the Foreign Office about this evidence. It is up to them to take up the matter (with the Indian government),” Abbas said in response to a question on India’s alleged role in backing militants in South Waziristan.
Responding to another query on whether Pakistan would continue making overtures for peace talks with India despite the alleged recovery of Indian-made weapons and supplies, Kaira said, “As far as these weapons and evidence are concerned, definitely relevant quarters will take up this matter (with India). As far as peaceful negotiations and settlement of outstanding issues is concerned, we will not deviate from them. Because when you are at war with nations, you have a dialogue with nations as well,” he added.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik had recently alleged that India was supplying arms to Taliban militants.
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