Pakistan dismissed the statement of Indian Army Chief General Bapan Rawat as baseless, in which he claimed that the terrorist caps in Balakot have been ‘reactivated’.
“The allegations by India of trying to infiltrate Pakistan are an attempt to divert the attention of the international community from serious violations in occupied Kashmir,” Foreign Office spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal said in a statement.
It may be recalled that in February this year, the Indian government claimed to have destroyed a terrorist camp run by banned Jaish Mohammad and killed ‘a large number of militants’ during airstrikes in Balakot.
India said the camp was being run by members of the militants, responsible for a suicide car bombing in Pulwama area of occupied Kashmir that resulted in the death of 40 Indian soldiers.
However, India’s claims was false as no casualty happened also there was no video of destruction. Only a few trees could be seen destroyed.
Pakistan, however, rejected claims from its mainland that it had no such camp nor any camp was targeted in the area.
Director General of the Army’s Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor wrote on the social networking site Twitter that the Indian Army’s commanders were particularly unresponsive to Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The statements express their frustration at the failure to control the situation in occupied Kashmir.
The spokesman said that these statements of Indian commanders were an attempt to divert the world’s attention from Indian state terrorism and occupation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In another tweet, Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the allegations of India’s infiltration or alleged terrorist camps are an excuse for a fake operation / miss adventure, which, if tried, would have serious consequences for regional peace.