India rejects preposterous Pak claim of India planning another strike

India has rejected the statement by Pakistan Foreign Minister that it will attack Pakistan again and termed it as irresponsible and preposterous. In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said, remarks of Pakistan is aimed at whipping up war hysteria in the region. The Ministry said this public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India. 

The Ministry added that it has been made clear to Pakistan that it cannot absolve itself of responsibility of a cross border terrorist attack in India. No attempt at creating an alibi for its complicity in such attacks will succeed. 

Pakistan needs to take credible and irreversible steps against terrorism operating from all territories under its control rather than making hysterical statements to obfuscate the core issue. 

The Ministry said, Pakistan has been advised to use established diplomatic and DGMO channels to share any actionable and credible intelligence it has about imminent terror attacks. It also added that India reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to any cross border terrorist attack.

The Hindu

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