India Rejects Pakistani Invite To Visit ‘Destroyed Terror Camps’ In Pakistan Controlled Kashmir

India recently claimed to have destroyed three terror camps across the border in Pakistan, which was rejected by Islamabad. Pakistan on Tuesday took members of the diplomatic corps to the Line of Control (LoC) as part of efforts to expose India’s claims of targeting so-called “terror launch pads” in the volatile region.

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“Claims by the Indian Army Chief remain just that ‘claims’ … The Indian side has not joined us in the visit to LoC neither have they provided coordinates of the alleged ‘launchpads’,” Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a series of tweets early on Tuesday.

Pakistan Army Spokesman – Asif Ghafoor also criticised India’s decision to refuse Pakistan’s invite. “What good Indian High Commission is 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 said in a tweet

The visit has been organised by Pakistan in the wake of Sunday’s deadly exchange at the LoC sparked by India’s ceasefire violations. Soon after the LoC clashes, Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat had claimed that “three terror launch pads” were destroyed and several alleged terrorists were killed on the Pakistani side.

However, the Pakistan Army strongly rebutted the Indian claims, terming it part of New Delhi’s attempts to divert attention from the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The propensity of false claims by senior Indian military leadership, especially since the Pulwama incident, is detrimental to peace in the region. Such false claims by the Indian army are being made to suit vested interests. This is against professional military ethics,” Maj Gen Ghafoor had said in a statement.