New Delhi Rebuffs Islamabad’s ‘Proof’ of Indian Support to Militant Groups


On Saturday, 14 November, Pakistan claimed it would present evidence to the United Nations and other international bodies that India has been involved with militant organisations on its soil. The claim was made by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi after the armies of both countries engaged in cross-border firing on the eve of Diwali.

India on Sunday rubbished Pakistan’s attempt to accuse New Delhi of supporting militant groups in the country. A spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement termed it as “yet another futile anti-India propaganda exercise”.

On Saturday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told media that Islamabad has “irrefutable evidence to the world to demonstrate the Indian state’s direct sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan that has resulted in the deaths of innocent Pakistanis”.

He reminded Islamabad of a statement by Prime Minister Imran Khan admitting the presence of 40,000 terrorists on its soil and a statement by Science and Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in parliament about the “involvement and success of Pakistan, led by its Prime Minister in the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Indian soldiers were martyred”.

11 people, including six civilians, four army soldiers, and a member of India’s border guards were killed and over 20 injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan’s Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in four districts of Jammu and Kashmir…

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