Pakistan Army has called India’s accusations about infiltration, Covid terrorism and ceasefire violations as completely baseless and said they were designed to divert global and domestic attention from the “unending fiasco”.
In a tweet – the DG ISPR termed allegations that Pakistan had infiltrated Covid-19 infected people into Jammu and Kashmir as “delusional”.
No less delusional are the allegations about Pakistan infiltrating Covid-affected individuals into IOJK. Pakistan has always extended unhindered UNMOGIP access to CFV sites. We will continue to do that most transparently… (2/3)
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) April 14, 2020
Earlier, as the EurAsian Times reported, one of India’s leading English News Channel claimed that Pakistan agencies could be pushing coronavirus infected terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir and create more chaos in the already volatile region.
According to Republic TV, Islamabad seems to be reluctant to shed its dirty tricks against India despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The TV channel also claimed that the Pakistan Army is working on a nefarious scheme in association with the terror groups as they are trying to push coronavirus infected terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir — with two key motives.
First, Pakistan gets rid of patients infected with Coivid-19 and secondary the infected patients would merge with locals in Kashmir and to create more mayhem in the region. According to reports, the Pakistan Army has been successful in sending one group of infected terrorists into the Valley.
The DG-ISPR, was, however, referring to a recent interview of the commander of the Indian Army’s 15th Corps Lt Gen BS Raju to the BBC. In his interview, Lt Gen BS Raju accused Pakistan of ceasefire violations and advised Islamabad to change its behavior so that both countries can deal with the coronavirus pandemic in their own ways”.
Raju also claimed that Pakistan was deliberately sending people infected with Covid-19 into Kashmir. Responding to a question, Raju said that he had not seen any “major change” in the deployment pattern of the Pakistan Army but claimed that India was “getting intelligence that Pakistan was getting people infected with Covid-19 into Kashmir” and said that the country was “concerned that Pakistan is underplaying its number of cases”.
In his tweet, the DG ISPR refuted both allegations, terming them “baseless” and “delusional”, advising the Indian government to focus on “addressing the internal mess” which he said was created not only by Covid-19 but also by the “tragedy unfolding in India-occupied Kashmir for years on end”.