India rejects Pakistan’s Foreign Minister allegation of planning attack

India on Sunday rejected as “irresponsible and preposterous” Pakistan’s Foreign Minister statement that New Delhi will attack it again and accused Pakistan of trying to whip up war hysteria in the region.

In response to queries on a statement made by the Pakistan Foreign Minister, the Official Spokesperson said, “India rejects the irresponsible and preposterous statement by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan with a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region.”

“This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake terror attack in India,” the statement said.

The statement further said, “It has been made clear to Pakistan that it cannot absolve itself of responsibility of a cross border terrorist attack in India. No attempt at creating an alibi for its complicity in such attacks will succeed.”

“Pakistan needs to take credible and irreversible steps against terrorism operating from all territories under its control rather than making hysterical statements to obfuscate the core issue that bedevils our region: cross- border terrorism,” the statement added.

“Pakistan has been advised to use established diplomatic and DGMO channels to share any actionable and credible intelligence it has about imminent terror attacks,” the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said.

“India reserves the right to respond firmly and decisively to any cross-border terrorist attack,” it said.