Pakistan rejects Indian accusations on Srinagar attack

Published: March 13, 2013

Indian soldiers take positions outside a school after an attack against Indian paramilitary personnel in Srinagar on March 13, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

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.

Reader Comments (14)

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Mar 14, 2013 - 12:37AM

    Has ever India ever admitted any good work done by Government of Pakistan?

    Recommend

  • NItin Gandhi
    Mar 14, 2013 - 12:45AM

    Any Act of Terrorism in any part of world is directly or Indirectly Linked with Pakistan…..

    I don’t know whether of TRIBune Publish my this comment or not… but think honestly..

    Recommend

  • lololol
    Mar 14, 2013 - 12:47AM

    We don’t need to reject every dumb accusation put forth by India….they’re best left ignored.

    Recommend

  • Dr.X
    Mar 14, 2013 - 1:15AM

    Indians seriously need to stop with this blame game.This is getting annoying!! Why can’t both parties settle for a independent UN probe?

    Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Mar 14, 2013 - 3:28AM

    Wanna be super power … huh

    Recommend

  • Truth detector
    Mar 14, 2013 - 3:38AM

    @Dr X, India does not like independent investigations, does not want to negotiate anything related to Kashmir, does not want to listen to people of Kashmir…just want to blame..I have not seen anyone more petulant than this other than a toddler

    Recommend

  • Arijit Sharma
    Mar 14, 2013 - 4:57AM

    We will some news of action on the LOC shortly.

    Recommend

  • Mikky
    Mar 14, 2013 - 7:51AM

    Well, almost all accusations turn out to be true isnt it?

    Recommend

  • Rashmi
    Mar 14, 2013 - 8:10AM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui: Yes we remember what Pakistan government did to us. We are greatful for 1962,1965,1971,1999. We suffered all those bomb attacks which bruised all over the country. We are fortunate to have 2001 whose mastermind was Afzal guru, 2009 whose parental advocacy was in Pakistan. We love you all because u always make us remember trust anyone in the world but not pakistani.

    Recommend

  • Mar 14, 2013 - 8:38AM

    pakistan will see some tough action ahead,now italy issue is going on and then pakistan issue will be taken up.you just wait and watch what India is doing with Italy and can think of what India can do with pakistan.The thing is GOI has not done anything till now and is engaged in talks but its action can be severe for pakistan,you can make it out from italy’s case in few days ahead.Diplomatic ties with any country is a serious blow to that country cuz the general assumption is afret diplomatic ties broken down no other space is left for negotiation after that if any thing happens then the action will follow will be military retialiation.So pakistan should take India seriously now,if India can break diplomatic ties with Italy (if happens) then it can do the same with pakistan first time in 65 yrs.you can continue denying after that is your state policy.

    Recommend

  • Mar 14, 2013 - 8:40AM

    pakistan will see some tough action ahead,now italy issue is going on and then pakistan issue will be taken up.you just wait and watch what India is doing with Italy and can think of what India can do with pakistan.The thing is GOI has not done anything till now and is engaged in talks but its action can be severe for pakistan,you can make it out from italy’s case in few days ahead.Diplomatic ties with any country is a serious blow to that country cuz the general assumption is afret diplomatic ties broken down no other space is left for negotiation after that if any thing happens then the action that will follow will be military retialiation.So pakistan should take India seriously now,if India can break diplomatic ties with Italy (if happens) then it can do the same with pakistan first time in 65 yrs.you can continue denying after that is your state policy

    Recommend

  • Truth_Prevails
    Mar 14, 2013 - 10:52AM

    @Vectra: You just remind me of an employee whom we fired becuase he virtually had no control over his tongue. So when he was given the news, he started threatening…”You don’t know who I am..” and so on. But when his final settlement cheque was given to him, he said “please help me, I am a poor guy etc.” So buddy you guys are not different at all.Recommend

  • Stranger
    Mar 14, 2013 - 3:34PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui: And vice versa. Has Pak ever admitted the good work done by Ind ?

    Recommend

  • Bunch of Jokers
    Mar 14, 2013 - 4:01PM

    What is pakistan going to give India that will help India ? Pakistan is a global headache and thats a fact unfortunately. Im in no way supporting India’s complaints but get real. Pakistan is not the party thats holding all the cards when it comes to Kashmir. Its India and India can do what it wants. Pakistan needs to ignore these politcal comments and get on with it and make sure Pakistan still exists 10 years from now and dont end up losing another part of the country like Bangladesh.

    Pakistans only method of negotiation with almost all parties is help us otherwise we will send some nutjobs to cause violence in your country. Super offer isnt it.

    Recommend

More in Pakistan