On Pakistan suggesting a joint probe in Uri strike, which

On Pakistan suggesting a joint probe in Uri strike, which

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On Pakistan suggesting a joint probe in Uri strike, which
India maintains was carried out by Pakistan-based terrorists, Swarup said this has happened in past also and instead of acting on the evidence provided by India, Islamabad engages in “pure propaganda ploys”.
“Pakistan called for an international inquiry, we said we are happy even with their domestic inquiry. When we are giving you fingerprints, DNA of the terrorists who we believe came from Pakistan why Pakistan cannot match this with its national database?
“That would be simplest thing to do, but Pakistan refuses to do that and instead engages in these pure propaganda ploys,” the Spokesperson said, adding if Islamabad was serious about tracking down those behind the Uri attack, it should first bring to book those responsible for 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai. Besides, it should also share with India the investigation details in the Pathankot air base attack for which a Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan visited the country, he said.
Over the years, India has suffered many “heinous terrorist attacks which have been supported and sponsored by Pakistan and this has been a calculated strategy on its part for many years. He referred to terror attacks on Indian Parliament, the Kaluchak massacre, 2005 Delhi bombings, strike on the CRPF camp in Rampur in 2008, 26/11 Mumbai attack, besides the assaults on Pathankot air base and the army camp in Uri.
“These (attacks) are all reminders of the continuing complicity of Pakistan in sponsoring cross border terrorism of which Nagrota is the latest example. So, it is evident that it is not a matter of a week or a month. It is in fact a challenge that we have faced over many years, indeed over many decades,” the MEA Spokesperson said.
He also rejected Pakistan’s allegation that India scuttled this year’s SAARC summit, saying its members wrote “unanimously” to the Chair that atmosphere was not conducive for holding the meet. PTI PYK
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