ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly rejected Indian allegations of being involved in the beheading of two Indian soldiers in Srinagar on Wednesday.
“Pakistan rejects the statement made by Defence Minister A K Antony in the Rajya Sabha accusing the Special Services Group of Pakistan Army of beheading two Indian soldiers on January 8, 2013,” said a statement issued by the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Two suspected militants disguised as cricketers opened fire with automatic rifles on a paramilitary camp in Srinagar on Wednesday, killing five Indian personnel and wounding five, police said.
The foreign ministry also strongly rejected remarks made by Indian Home Secretary R K Singh that evidence suggests that the militants who attacked the members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were from probably from Pakistan.
“We feel that this trend of making irresponsible statements and knee-jerk reactions by senior Indian Government functionaries have the potential of undermining the efforts made by both sides to normalise relations between the two countries,” the statement cautioned.
The ministry reiterated that Pakistan remains committed to resolving tensions with India through meaningful dialogue.