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'Indian Army is lying': Pakistan claims India is creating false effects; Nawaz Sharif calls for meet

  Updated: Sep 29, 2016 13:56 IST

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On Thursday, Pakistan denied India's claims of surgical strikes along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan daily The Tribune reported that according to the Pakistani military's media wing ISPR, there have been no surgical strikes by India. They claimed that there has instead been cross border firing initiated and conducted by India which is an "existential phenomenon".

ISPR added, "As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops."

The ISPR published their statement on Facebook

Addressing the media, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said, “Indian claims of surgical strikes are a lie. There was exchange of firing along the LoC which Pakistan Army responded to.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif too reacted to Indian claims of surgical strikes and on Thursday warned India not to take Pakistan's peaceful intent "as our weakness", according to an IANS report.

Minutes after India announced on Thursday that it carried out surgical strikes across the LoC on Wednesday night, Sharif denounced what he called was an "unprovoked and naked aggression" by Indian forces.

Radio Pakistan quoted him as saying that the Indian operation led to the death of two Pakistani soldiers.

"Our intent for peaceful neighbourhood should not be mistaken as our weakness as our valiant forces are fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of our country," Sharif said.

He said Pakistan can "thwart any evil design made to undermine the sovereignty of Pakistan".

According to ISPR, two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed on Thursday as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Loc in Bhimber, Kel and Lipa sectors.

With input from IANS

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