Pakistan can take battle into enemy’s territory, says DG ISPR

    If India thinks of any misadventure, army would give befitting response with national support

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    Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Ahmad Sharif Chaudhry has said that New Delhi’s “aggressive designs, baseless accusations and claims” would neither alter history or the reality of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) as it has been accepted by the world community.

    The DG ISPR said that the COAS had spoken in “clear words” that the army was capable of protecting every square inch of its territory during the army chief’s visit to the Line of Control (LoC), a de facto border that separates Kashmir between India and Pakistan, earlier this month.

    “If need be, we can take this battle into the enemy’s territory. I also feel it important to say that if India thinks of any misadventure due to any miscalculation or misunderstanding, then let there be no doubt that the army would give a befitting response with national support.”

    The DG ISPR said it was “unfortunate” that Pakistan’s internal issues had an impact on India’s domestic politics in response to a query concerning a potential false flag operation by India. He said that it was done to draw attention away from the problems in India.

    India has been using false flag operations, spreading misleading information about Pakistan, and using its allies to influence social media in Pakistan, the DG ISPR said.

    He described the situation on Pakistan’s eastern border with India and the LoC as, “We will shed light on matters pertaining to security and terrorism in the ongoing year.” After the 2003 ceasefire deal was reinstated, he said that “the situation at the LoC has remained relatively peaceful,” but he also chastised India for their “fake propaganda.”

    “Fake propaganda on infiltration and technical air violations show India’s special political agenda,” he said.

    According to Major General Sharif, Pakistan gave the UN monitors unrestricted access to the LoC and India has not. He told that Pakistan coordinated 16 visits to the LoC, with the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and members of the international press among them.

    According to Maj-Gen Sharif, India has violated the ceasefire along the LoC 56 times this year, including three airspace breaches, 22 instances of speculative shooting, six ceasefire violations, and 25 technical airspace violations.

    He continued by saying that the Pakistan Army brought down six spy quadcopters in the period and that it was “prepared to [deal with] any such attempts by India.”