(Islamabad News): Pakistan took foreign diplomats published in the nation into the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday to watch firsthand if the Indian Army had”smashed four terror launchpads” in heavy spending from the industry two weeks past. According to Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, the diplomats were carried to the Nauseri, Shahkot and Jura industries in addition to the Nausada village, which suffered severe damage because of the strikes from the Indian troops.
The episode was scheduled following India’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat on Sunday asserted the Indian Army caused”heavy damage to terrorist launch pads near Neelum and Leepa valleys” in cross-border shooting across the LoC. However, the next day — although rebuffing the assert, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor declared to carry foreign diplomats and presspersons on these presented places to”reveal the facts before the world”.Pakistan encouraged the Indian envoy.
No official in the Indian High Commission combined the group visiting with the LoC, Dr Faisal said.”The Indian side has not joined us in the visit to the LoC nor have they provided coordinates of the alleged’launchpads’,” that the FO spokesperson tweeted. He added that India had failed to talk about the coordinates of launchpads that the Indian Army claimed to have destroyed.
The military’s spokesperson also took a jibe in India, stating: “What good [is the] Indian High Commission which can’t stand with its army chief?”Indian High Commission staff didn’t have the moral courage to accompany fellow diplomats in Pakistan to LoC,” he tweeted” He said the difference between the Pakistan Army and Indian Army was that the former follows military norms and only targets Indian posts.
The ISPR DG added that the foreign diplomats had visited Jura bazaar and met the local population and shop owners and witnessed firsthand the damage inflicted on the shops and houses that were claimed to be launchpads by India. On Sunday, at least six people, including a Pakistan Army soldier, lost their lives after Indian troops resorted to “indiscriminate and ruthless” shelling from across the LoC in the latest spate of ceasefire violations.
This is the highest death toll in 2019 in a single day of Indian shelling from across the LoC.”In response to unprovoked ceasefire violations by India in Jura, Shahkot and Nauseri businesses, nine Indian soldiers were killed while many others were wounded and both Indian bunkers were destroyed,” the army’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Twitter. Kashmir was land for its neighbours because they gained independence in 1947, and they’ve fought two of their three wars. Tensions between the states have flared and there’s been intermittent shooting August when Delhi bombarded Indian Kashmir to quell unrest when it hastens the region autonomous status.
Islamabad has cautioned that altering Kashmir’s standing would increase tensions, but India says it’s an internal affair and is directed at economic development of the land. The shelling marks an escalation in the fire.