Credible intelligence suggests India planning another ‘military action’ against Pakistan: foreign minister

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday revealed that India is planning to launch yet another attack inside Pakistan between April 16 and 20.

Speaking at a press conference, he said Islamabad has informed members of United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) of its concern regarding Indian aggression.

“We have reliable intelligence that India has made a new scheme and the planning is underway and there are chances of another aggression against Pakistan and according to our information this action can take place between April 16 and 20,” he said

“I am saying it with responsibility and I have a responsible position, I know each word I say would make headlines in the international press,” he said, stressing the reliability of his claim.

“A new mishap could be staged in Indian-occupied Kashmir, just like [the] Pulwama [attack]. And its purpose will be to justify their [India’s] offensive against Pakistan and to increase diplomatic pressure against Islamabad.”

“If it [action by India] happens, you can imagine the impact of the occurrence on the peace and stability of the region,” warned Qureshi on Sunday.

 

He urged the major powers to play their role instead of being silent spectators.

He said that Pakistan has already briefed the United Nations Security Council’s P5 [permanent five member countries] over the issue and stated Pakistan’s apprehensions.

On February 14, at least 40 Indian security personnel were killed in a suicide attack in occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama — India had immediately hurled allegations of Pakistan’s involvement, whereas Islamabad strongly rejected the claim and asked for “actionable evidence”.

Subsequently, on Feb 26, Indian warplanes violated Pakistani airspace and allegedly struck what New Delhi claimed was a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) training camp — a claim never proved by India.

The next day, Pakistani jets fired at various targets from across the Line of Control. As the Indian Air Force engaged the Pakistani jets, the PAF shot down two Indian warplanes ─ one of which crashed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir ─ and captured an Indian pilot. Wing Commander Abhinandan. The pilot was released on March 1 as a gesture of peace by the Pakistani government.

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