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Pakistan dismisses Indian Army Chief's remarks on terror camps

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, July 1, IRNA -- Pakistan Wednesday dismissed as baseless Indian army chief’s statement alleging that there were terror camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Indian Army chief Gen V K Singh alleging that the terror infrastructure in Pakistan remains intact has also accused the Pakistan army of supporting militancy in the Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Gen. Singh told Times Of India, " There are, after all, 34 active and eight holding' terror-training camps still operational across the border. Moreover, an estimated 500-600 terrorists are still active within Jammu & Kasghmir, with close to 50% of them being of 'foreign origin'.”

The Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesman termed the Indian army chief’s remarks as baseless and self-serving. He said terrorism was a global and regional issue. Pakistan’s own concerns vis-a-vis India in this regard had been amply conveyed.

“Both sides had agreed to discuss the issue of terrorism and to address this matter in a cooperative and pragmatic manner,” the spokesman said in a statement.

He recalled that the recent Interior/Home Ministers Conference of regional countries in Islamabad adopted an important statement on fight against terrorism.

The Indian army chief said that infiltration attempts from Pakistan continue and that great amount of efforts are being made to send militants into Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Remarks from the Indian army show that mistrust between the two countries is continued despite recent high level contacts.


End News / IRNA / News Code 1205719

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