Pakistan calls claims on surgical strike 'baseless'

IANS
Islamabad, Publish Date: Apr 20 2018 1:36AM | Updated Date: Apr 20 2018 1:36AM
Pakistan calls claims on surgical strike 'baseless'

Pakistan on Thursday rejected as "false" and "baseless" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims of having launched a surgical strike on camps in Pakistani territory.

At an interactive session at the Central Hall Westminster in London, Modi said on Wednesday that Islamabad was informed about the 2016 surgical strike before this was made known to the media. 

Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal told the media that the claims about the surgical strike by the Indian military was a "lie" and "repeating it doesn't turn it into the truth".

In a veiled message to Pakistan, Modi said in London that "antics of those exporting terror and trying to backstab us will not be tolerated" and "they will be answered in a language they understand".

Spokesperson Faisal said: "Repeating a lie doesn't turn it into the truth... It is the other way around and India is backing militants in Pakistan. The whole world knows who the terrorists are and who their head is. Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is a proof of Indian state-sponsored terrorism," he said. IANS