New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs has retorted Pakistan’s statement and has warned Pak over cross-border terrorism. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quereshi had earlier made a provocative statement that India is planning to attack Pakistan between April 16 and 20. India in its statement termed Quereshi’s comment 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,”
“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 that bedevils our region: cross- border terrorism. Pakistan has been advised to use established diplomatic and DGMO channels to share any actionable and credible intelligence it has about imminent terror attacks. India reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to any cross border terrorist attack,” India’s statement says.
Pak Foreign Minister on Sunday had told that India is planning an impending attack on Pakistan. His comment was “A new mishap could be staged…And its purpose will be to justify their offensive against Pakistan and to increase diplomatic pressure against Islamabad,”
India further commented that Pakistan’s baseless comment is a public gimmick and a call to Pak terrorists to undertake terror attack in India.