Pak Denies Role In Kashmir Incursions

KL Report

SRINAGAR

While Indian troopers engaged in a nearly fortnight-long gun-battle with intruders along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Sunday denied all reports of a Pakistani intrusion or involvement of its Army calling the allegations as “baseless”.

“All these we are hearing about infiltration and incursion are baseless,” he said during his visit in Hyderabad.

“The narrative of terrorism and Pakistan is misplaced in India,” Bashir said adding that Pakistan itself is the biggest sufferer in the world as a nation from terrorism.

“We are victims of terrorism. Many people have lost their lives to terrorism in Pakistan,” he said.

“Let competent authorities deal with it,” he said on the border problem referring to Army.

“Militancy and terrorism had has affected us directly. Instead of pointing finger at us, look at casualties we have suffered,” Bashir said.

“We have always maintained that ceasefire should be respected. We have always taken up this issue when the two nations have met. Even at a military level we have had meetings to take stock of the situation,” he said.

Meanwhile, even as Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh said the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector in the Kashmir Valley is not ‘Kargil-like’, the gun battle between the troopers and the militants continued on Sunday for the 13th day in a row.

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