Pakistan trying to infiltrate terrorists into India: Indian External Affairs Ministry
30 August, 2019
India on Thursday said it had ‘information’ that Pakistan was trying to infiltrate terrorists into the country to carry out attacks amid rising tensions over New Delhi’s decision to abrogate the autonomy of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK).
Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters that Indian security forces were prepared to deal with any eventuality. He was reacting to Indian media reports that cited unidentified Indian intelligence sources as saying Pakistan-trained commandos had allegedly entered Indian waters to attack port facilities in western Gujarat state.
Pakistan Army spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor rejected the Indian claim, saying Pakistan was a responsible state and “we would be insane to allow infiltration” across the Line of Control. Kumar said Pakistan “has been using terror and cross-border terrorism as a policy. We have continued to highlight that Pakistan has an obligation to take action against terrorist and terror groups operating from its soil”.