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Pakistan

Web Desk
October 21, 2019

ISPR rejects Indian army chief's claim of destroying alleged camps in AJK

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor has rejected the Indian army chief's claim of destroying three alleged camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) .

Dismissing the Indian army chief's claim, the DG ISPR on Sunday tweeted: "Indian COAS’ statement claiming destruction of 3 alleged camps in AJK is disappointing as he holds a very responsible appointment."

Gen Ghafoor maintained that there were no camps let alone targeting them. He offered the Indian embassy in Pakistan to take any foreign diplomat or media to prove it on ground.

He said the propensity of false claim by senior Indian military leadership especially since the Pulwama incident was detrimental to peace in the region, saying such claims by the Indian Army were being made to suit the vested domestic interests. "This is against professional military ethos," he said.

At least five civilians and a Pakistani soldier were martyred as Indian troops resorted to "indiscriminate and ruthless" shelling from across LoC in AJK on Sunday.

According to ISPR, one soldier had been martyred in the exchange of fire while two others were injured.

The military’s media wing  added that in response to unprovoked ceasefire violations by India in Jura, Shahkot and Nauseri sectors, nine Indian soldiers were killed while several others were injured and two Indian bunkers were destroyed.

The targeting of innocent civilians by Indian Army was an attempt to justify their false claims of targeting alleged camps, according to ISPR.