The Indian Army has strongly rejected the lies and allegations that “cluster ammunition” was used by India along the Line of Control. The Indian Army has labelled Pakistan’s claims as yet another lie by ISPR, the public relations wing of the ISI. This lie was peddled by Pakistan Army’s spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor who claimed that the Indian Army was using cluster ammunition. Ghafoor tweeted, “No weapon can suppress the determination of Kashmiris to get their right of self determination. Kashmir runs in our blood. Indigenous political freedom struggle of brave Kashmiris shall succeed, IA.” Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was also involved in spreading this lie. In a tweet, he said, “Strongly condemn the blatant use of cluster ammunition by Indian Security Forces targeting innocent civilians along the Line Of Control. This is clear violation of the Geneva Convention & International Laws.”
The Indian Army has responded to these misleading tweets spreading false information and propaganda. The Indian Army has said, “Pakistan army regularly attempts to push terrorists through infiltrations and opens up with multitude of weapons to assist them.” The Indian Army has also made it clear that during several Directorate of Military Operations-level talks, the right to respond has been maintained by it. In its statement, the Army said, “Such responses are only against military targets and infiltrating terrorists who are aided by Pak Army. Allegations of firing of cluster bombs by India is yet another Pak’s lie, deceit and deception.”
It must be noted that India and Pakistan have exchanged intense heavy firing across the Line of Control in the past few days. An Indian Army jawan was martyred during ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri’s Sunderbani sector. Two Pakistani soldiers were also killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian Army after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Tangdhar-Keran sector.
In what further exposes that the Pakistani officials have been lying through their teeth, it has been reported that the Indian Army foiled a major infiltration attempt by a Border Action Team (BAT) of the Pakistani Amry. As per TOI, a senior army officer said, “Five to Seven terrorists or Special Service Group (SSG) commandos from the Pakistani Army were killed in the unsuccessful BAT operation that began on the night of July 31.” This corroborates the Indian Army’s version of taking retaliatory action only after Pakistan Army indulges in some sort of a misadventure. Recent intelligence inputs have revealed that after an unusually low number of cross-border shelling instances in the run up to Imran Khan’s meeting with Donald Trump. Pakistan has upped the ante with its terror breeding camps at the border and inflitration attempts have risen ever since Imran Khan returned from his US visit. With this another Pakistani lie has been nailed.