Pakistan condemns India’s threat of ‘surgical strikes’: MOFA

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Security guards stand outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad. — AFP
Safety guards stand exterior the Ministry of International Affairs in Islamabad. — AFP
  • MOFA condemns Indian dwelling minister’s assertion on Pakistan’s behalf.
  • Phrases the assertion provocative, delusional, and aimed toward stirring up tensions.
  • Reiterates that Pakistan will spare no effort to “thwart any aggressive designs” from the opposite aspect of the border.

Pakistan condemns in strongest phrases the irresponsible and provocative assertion reportedly made by Indian House Minister Amit Shah, threatening with so-called “surgical strikes” in Pakistan, stated the Ministry of International Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday.

A press release issued by the MOFA termed the feedback of the Indian minister as “delusional”, saying that such statements “solely additional show the inclination of BJP-RSS union to fire up regional tensions.

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“This delusional assertion solely goes to additional show the BJP-RSS mix’s propensity to stoke regional tensions for each ideological causes and political expediency, based mostly on enmity in the direction of Pakistan,” stated MOFA.

It stated that these statements function “smokescreens to divert world consideration from India’s state-terrorism and systematic human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and towards Muslims and different minorities in India”.

The ministry went on to say that Pakistan, which is a “peace-loving nation” has repeatedly drawn the eye of the worldwide neighborhood to India’s “sinister designs of staging false flag” operations to implicate Pakistan and Kashmiris.

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The ministry reminded of Pakistan’s motion within the 2019 India–Pakistan standoff, what it referred to as “India’s Balakot misadventure”, saying that no effort might be spared on Pakistan’s finish to “thwart any aggressive designs”.

“Pakistan’s swift response to India’s Balakot misadventure in 2019, together with the downing of Indian fight plane in Azad Kashmir and seize of Indian Air Power pilot Abhinandan Varthman, totally demonstrated the need, capability and preparedness of our armed forces to discourage Indian aggression,” the MOFA assertion stated.