Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has slammed his Indian counterpart's recent statement about "sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism", saying it confirmed "our assertions of Indian involvement in terrorist activities on Pakistani soil".
He said the statement of Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was a "blatant admission of sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan."
"This is the worst kind of declaration by a state functionary of cabinet level which confirms that India is sponsoring terrorism against its neighbours in the name of preventing terrorist activities," the minister said in a statement, according to Dawn News.
Pakistan accusses India's main intelligence agency RAW of "whipping up terrorism in Pakistan."
The Indian minister, he said, had categorically stated that rules would not be followed to quell terrorist activities; instead terrorism would be promoted for the purpose, it reported.