India on Friday rejected the Pakistani newspaper ‘News International’ report on the surgical strike as ‘completely concocted and baseless’. The newspaper claimed that India’s foreign secretary S Jaishankar said to the German ambassador that no surgical strike carried out across the LoC in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
The report titled “Indian FS admits surgical strike was a bluff” and it said during a meeting with German ambassador in New Delhi India admit that.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup released a statement which said Pakistan’s newspaper ‘News International’ report “is completely concocted and baseless” and German Ambassador Dr Martin Ney and the FS had no further conversation on the topic.
Our statement on a concocted and baseless News International Pakistan story pic.twitter.com/QcqQTJUM0C
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) October 14, 2016
According to News International, the conversation on that topic raised when on October 4 Pakistan embassy in Berlin’s official Ms Rukhsana Afzal met with Senior Desk Officer of AfPak Division, Simone Stemmler, Germen Foreign Ministry officials Mr Jens Wagner and Ms Karen Goebels.
The detailed report: “When Ms Rukhsana raised the issue of Uri’s false flag and the so-called ‘surgical strike’, Ms Simmone confided with the Pakistani diplomat that during a formal meeting on the issue of ongoing India-Pakistan stand-off between German Ambassador to India Dr Martin Ney and Indian FS Subramaniam Jaishankar in New Delhi, “the Indian Foreign Secretary has categorically denied and said that there was no ‘surgical strike’ undertaken by Indian army inside Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.”
Pakistan constantly alleged that India’s surgical strike was just the routine fire along the LoC. Now it’s using its media to portray their believe.
The report also quoted an official source who said that BJP government using the “so-called mantra of surgical strike” to prove the world that “Pakistan is a terror sponsoring state and India has the military muscle to put it under restrain”. The source also told that Kashmir’s freedom movement “is nothing more than Pakistan’s sponsored terrorism, to satisfy its populations’ demand of avenging Uri attack and to create an unrivaled political space ahead of UP’s (Uttar Pradesh’s) state elections.”
After the September 18’s Uri attack, in a response India conducted surgical strikes on September 28 but Pakistan denied any such strikes and they are continuing to do so.