India today rubbished Pakistan for ‘concocting’ a story on FS S Jaishankar ”admiting” that surgical strike conducted by Indian Army was nothing but a ”bluff”, Pakistan claims the entire report was baseless.
“The News International Pakistan’s story titled “Indian FS admits surgical strikes was a bluff” is completely concocted and baseless,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a tweet. He further stated that German Ambassador Dr Martin Ney was in the group of foreign envoys briefed by the Foreign Secretary on September 29 on the surgical strikes and that “they have had no further conversation since on this subject.”
Our statement on a concocted and baseless News International Pakistan story pic.twitter.com/QcqQTJUM0C
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) October 14, 2016
A leading Pakistan publication called the ‘surgical strike’ conducted by Indian Army a ”drama” and India has called out its lie turning the Pakistan establishment into a joke.
Quoting an ‘informed official’ source, the daily had reported that, “the Pakistani mission had been told that during a formal meeting on the issue of the 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 occupied Kashmir), Pakistan”.
Acccording to Pakistani daily Pakistani authorities reported that ”by its mission during the discussion Ms Rukhsana briefed the officials about relentless atrocities being committed by Indian army in Kashmir that have resulted in thousand of injuries, including people blinded by pellet gun shots and deaths of almost 100 Kashmiris.”
Needless to say the Pakistan report stands rejected and in the international community, Pak’s stature stands even further diminished.