New Delhi: India on Saturday lambasted ‘Naya’ Pakistan for its inaction against terror groups harbouring on its soil. “If Pakistan claims to be a ‘Naya Pakistan’ with ‘nayi soch’ then it should show ‘naya action’ against terrorist groups and cross border terrorism,” Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar asserted when asked if Islamabad was defending the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which had claimed responsibility for ghastly Pulwama terror attack that left 40 CRPF jawans martyred.
He added,”It is regrettable that Pakistan still continues to deny JeM’s own claim of taking ownership of Pulwama attack.”
Meanwhile, Kumar also rubbished Islamabad’s claims that it shot down two Indian aircraft saying,“We have been transparent in informing the media about the incidents of February 27. One Mig-21 was shot down. Pakistan continues to peddle fake news that they shot down two of our aircraft. If they have video evidence of the second aircraft being shot down, why don’t they make it public?”
He added,”There are eyewitness accounts and electronic evidence that Pakistan deployed F-16 aircraft and that one F-16 was shot down by Wing Commander Abhinandan. We have asked USA to also examine whether the use of F-16 against India is in accordance with terms and conditions of sale.”
On February 26, 12 days after ghastly Pulwama terror attack, India had launched a pre-emptive non-military strike and had annihilated biggest JeM’s terror camp in Balakot, allegedly killing over 300 terrorists. In response, Pakistan had sent an F16 which was brought down by the Indian Air Force.