Reacting sharply to Pakistan’s allegation that it was carrying out attacks from Afghanistan soil, India today said it was well known who was “upstreaming terrorism” and Islamabad was making an effort to obscure the challenge the safe havens pose to the region.
“We all know, who is upstreaming terrorism and who endeavours to downstream terrorism. It is certainly not India. We all also know that the main threat to peace and security in Afghanistan comes from terrorism.
“Therefore, don’t be mislead by those who intend to obscure the challenge that safe havens pose to peace and security in the region,” Official Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin said.
He was asked about Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz’s remarks that India was “involved in the attacks on Pakistan from Afghanistan”.
Aziz had also alleged that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi was non-cooperative in resolving the Kashmir issue.
“The stance of the previous governments in India was subtle but the Modi-led government has said that if Pakistan is to maintain good ties with India, then it should compromise on Kashmir,” the Pakistan leader had told DawnNews channel yesterday.