The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday condemned the “irresponsible and provocative” statement of Indian Home Minister Amit Shah in which he threatened Pakistan with surgical strikes.
FO spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed in a statement said, “This delusional statement only reflects the tendency of the BJP-RSS alliance to incite regional tensions for both ideological reasons and political justification, based on enmity towards Pakistan.” “
Earlier today, Indian media reported Shah saying that India would conduct a surgical strike against Pakistan “if it violates”, adding that the time for talks was over and now is the time to “react”. has come.
According to Hindustan TimesThe minister said that talks used to take place when there were attacks on India’s border, but now Delhi gives a befitting reply to terrorist attacks.
Shah made the remarks referring to the alleged surgical strikes carried out by India in 2016, a claim that rejected by Pakistan.
“The surgical strike under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar was an important step. We sent a message that no one can disturb India’s borders. There was time for talks, but now time has come. ” The report quoted Shah as saying.
According to india todayShah – who was addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a university in Goa’s Dharbandora – also said: “The surgical strikes proved that we do not tolerate attacks. If you violate, more will come.”
Responding to claims made by the Indian minister, the FO spokesperson said such statements serve as fanfare to divert global attention to India’s state terrorism, and systematic human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and against minorities in India. We do.
“Pakistan has repeatedly drawn the attention of the international community to India’s sinister designs of operating ‘false flags’ to implicate Pakistan and Kashmiris.
“While Pakistan is a peace loving country, we will leave no stone unturned to completely thwart any offensive designs,” the FO spokesperson said.
Pakistan’s quick response to India’s Balakot misadventure in 2019 – which included the downing of an Indian fighter jet and the capture of an Indian Air Force pilot – has fully demonstrated the willingness, capability and preparedness of our armed forces to deter Indian aggression. demonstrated, he concluded.
In 2016, at least two Pakistani Army personnel were killed in firing by Indian soldiers across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian officials had claimed that the surgical strike was carried out by the Indian Army on “terror launch pads on the LoC”. However, the Pakistani military had dismissed the claims and called it a “fabrication of the truth”.
Similarly, on February 26, 2019, India had tried to launch a similar operation against Pakistan, but failed and two of its planes were shot down by the Pakistan Air Force.