Pakistan Army spokesman had initially confirmed the intensification of border conflict with the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in an effort by New Delhi to divert the world’s attention from violent protests going on in the country.
Later, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi said on Thursday that he has written to the United Nations accusing the Modi Government of deploying missile launchers in Jammu and Kashmir.
Asif Ghafoor – the Pakistan Army spokesperson had tweeted that the provocative statements made by the Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat regarding the preparations for escalation along the LoC aimed to divert the world’s attention from the citizenship law passed by the Modi government.
Provocative statements and preparations for escalation along LOC by Indian COAS appear to be an effort as usual to divert world attention from wide spread protests in India against CAB. Pakistan Armed Forces shall befittingly respond to any Indian misadventure or aggression.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 19, 2019
Qureshi meanwhile stated that he apprehends that India plans to launch an attack on Pakistan to divert global attention from human rights violations in Kashmir. These are “Indian actions that continue to increase tensions in an already tense environment in South Asia,” Qureshi said, urging the UN respond to the purported moves by the Modi Government.
The Pakistan foreign minister also alleged that India has partly removed the fence in five areas along the Line of Control of the heavily militarised Kashmir.
Earlier, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that situation at Line of Control (LoC) can deteriorate anytime. General Rawat asked the soldiers to remain on high alert to face any kind of situation at the LoC.
On Tuesday, the Indian Army claimed to have had foiled a BAT (Border Action Team) aggression by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir and killing two Pakistani Special Services Group (SSG) commandos. There was no confirmation from Islamabad.
Qureshi that time criticised the highly ‘irresponsible’ statement by Indian army chief Bipin Rawat and said New Delhi will be given a befitting reply in case of any misadventure. “Our intelligence agencies have noticed extraordinary movement along the Line of Control (LoC),” said FM Qureshi.