Pakistan Says India Planning Another Military Attack

Pakistan Says India Planning Another Military Attack

Addressing a news conference in Multan, Qureshi said there is "reliable intelligence that India is readying for another act of aggression" against Pakistan.

Khan blamed India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "whipping up war hysteria" over claims that India shot down a Pakistani F-16 during the February standoff.

MEA: "This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India".

In the run-up to India's elections this week, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made a startling revelation on Sunday that Delhi was planning more military action against Pakistan in the third week of April and called on the worldwide community to reprimand India for its irresponsible conduct. "As per our information this could take place between April 16 and 20", Qureshi announced.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a press conference.

India added that Pakistan has been advised to use established diplomatic and DGMO channels to share any actionable and credible intelligence it has about imminent terror attacks and warned that it reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to any cross border terrorist attack.

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"I am speaking responsibly, I hold a position of responsibility, and I know the words I utter will be picked up by the global media", he said.

Ties between India and Pakistan plunged after a suicide vehicle bombing by Pakistan-based terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that killed 40 paramilitary soldiers on February 14.

"An incident similar to Pulwama could recur in the occupied Kashmir valley", he had said, adding the objective of this sinister plan was to build diplomatic pressure on Pakistan and justify Indian military action. Two weeks later, India carried out an air strike on a training base in Pakistan of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, which had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Qureshi, who said that Pakistan has told the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council about the grave concern, further added that India is planning to attack in between April 16 and 20. Qureshi also criticised the global community for keeping silent after India violated Pakistan's territory on February 26 by striking Balakot.

"These are 100 Indian fishermen released from jail as a goodwill gesture by Pakistan", Saad Edhi, an official with Pakistan's largest charity, the Edhi Foundation, told Reuters at Karachi's Cantonment Railway Station on Sunday.

"Indian deputy high commissioner was summoned for demarche in line with Foreign Minister's briefing of today and warned against any misadventure", Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said in a tweet.

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