India Dismisses Islamabad’s ‘Reliable Intel’ on Upcoming IAF Attack

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This comes a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan slammed India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for purportedly trying to use false claims of Pakistan using an F-16 in the February dogfight between the two countries to promote “war hysteria”.

India has rejected claims that it has been planning a new attack as irresponsible and preposterous:

“India rejects the irresponsible and preposterous statement by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan with a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region. This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India,” the spokesperson of Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Shortly before that, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that he has “reliable intelligence that India is planning a new attack on Pakistan” which may take place between 16 and 20 April.

“I am saying it with responsibility and I have a responsible position, I know each word I say would make headlines in the international press”, Qureshi said.

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He added that New Delhi’s planned attack aims to “increase diplomatic pressure against Pakistan.” India’s Foreign Ministry is yet to comment on the matter.

Meanwhile, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner has been summoned to the Pakistani Foreign…

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