ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Wednesday that India's anger at Pakistan for the ambush of five of its soldiers was not understandable, Express News reported.
Addressing a press conference, he said that it was counter-productive to find Pakistan Army at fault for the killing of five Indian soldiers in the outpost of Poonch, near Line of Control.
"The area is at least five kilometres away from the Line of Control," he said, adding that it was not possible for Pakistani soldiers to have been there."
At least five Indian soldiers were killed on Tuesday when they were allegedly ambushed by 20 armed militants, the Indian Defence Minister AK Antony had said. The militants were allegedly wearing clothes resembling Pakistan army uniforms. Pakistan though categorically rejected the accusations.
"Even if a cracker goes off in India, Pakistan is blamed for it," complained Nisar.
The Interior Minister added that Pakistan wanted peace in the region, but a blame game played out in the Indian media spoils the atmosphere, Radio Pakistan reported him as saying.
The killing of five Indian troops near the Line of Control have triggered a series of protests in India against Pakistan.
India's main opposition party Bharataya Janata Party (BJP) have demanded that talks with Pakistan be called off.
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@Danish Khan: Bites from behind? We haven't started biting yet. That only one bite, which if we ever will, be the last thing you will witness in your final moment.
@Aliza Rehman: One thing you said right, that India and Pakistan cannot stand each other. And bitter truth is, that they will never be able to focus on their citizen's development until the other lasts. I am all for one full on last war between India and Pakistan. Let there be millions death, but if the partition done 70 years ago can be undone then it is absolutely worth it. It may take another half century to rebuild. But this Indian - Pakistani madness will come to end. @ET : Sorry to nag you, but please be less sensitive and try to understand the underlying meaning in the comments. Thanks
@Arsalan: The first question is how did they pass the Pakistan troops on the LOC.The border between Mexico and US is heavily monitored with all the latest technological gadgets.Yet Mexicans get through to the US.The same way terrorists cross over to the Indian side with help from the Pakistani army.After all they are your strategic assets,and don't need to hide from your troops.The Pakistan army also opens fire to cover the infilteration
@Sadist: You are right .Ignorance is bliss and denial your national trait.The fencing on the LOC is made of barbed wire.Anyone with a wire cutter can cut through the fence
why is aman ki asha so quiet, where are they when are brothers and sisters are being killed by them, where are they when their media is spreading hate and propaganda against Pakistan...
Don't forget a cracker went off in Times Square in the US and Pakistan was blamed a couple of years ago.
So its not just India!
Pl be corrected..not just in India but anywhere in the world if there is any terror incident first needle of suspicion will be shown at Pakistan.. even if you like it or not...It is high time Pakistan does something to correct this image...
a typical rhetoric from a pakistani. In India we think In pakistan it just people like you live and for which we don't any any relationship with Pakistan.
Frankly after seeing mindset of people like yourself I am starting to think India should start doing what India is being accused of and then I want to see how long Pakistan survives.
From a Land of 1.2 billion cite one incident where India retracted from their official position regarding any attack.
And ask me the same question and I will cite atleast 10 incident where Pakistan purposefully lied.
You should read the articles published on this topic in almost every news paper in India atleast. about where army were killed ?? it is not 5 km it is 500 miters away from LOC. and LOC is not fenced or it is not a iron wall which can not be broken. About Hizbul Mujahideen, well in India except those who surrendered they are in either Jail or killed already which you call a genocide and we call it restoring Law and Order so that Kasmir won't become another Pakistan.
@Blithe: Go to wiki and find out details of the incedent you are refering. Your govt. and their establishments have again lied to you about this indecent if you think it was staged.
Well, Ch Nisar first you try to concentrate on interior ministry work rather poking your shitty business into Defense Ministry or Foreign Affairs. If possible try to control the bursting of crackers inside your territory than blaming your neighboring counterparts. there is a tolerance for everything. Be accountability for the terrorists killed by U.S SEAL team off late in your country.
i wonder why do indians have to flock all forums Pakistani when they abhor and dislike and hate us so much........
Worthy successor to Rehman Malik! As Interior Minister he doesn't notice the crackers going off inside Pakistan.
very nice joke! in the past, kasab came to India with a craker? dawwod ibrahim is doing carker business in pakistan? what a foolish statment you make? do you think, you can hide a whole watermelon in a coffee cup?
Don't worry, the whole world knows that Pakistanis are most peaceful people on earth. No need of feeling guilty.
@zulfiqar: good joke
@vijay: No doubt Indian Govt and military establishment is involved in all So-called attacks on their own interests! This will unfold very soon as well.... it is just another cheap shot
As per the Editorial in this newspaper "India’s defence minister has alleged that Pakistani soldiers killed ......, 450 metres inside the Indian side of ...LoC, but for Pakistan Interior Minister , who is nor Defence or Foreign Minister claim It was 5KM inside LOC
Has there been a proof of any event being organized in-house by Indian authority? Except for one random officers claim of having a second hand information regarding Mumbai attack there was nothing remotely close to facts that came out. However, many a facts came out in the open that proved direct involvement from Pakistan (not the state but individual)
On the contrary there have been time an again instances where, Pakistan denied having any involvement first and later stood corrected. Have you forgotten Kargil? Mumbai? OBL?
@ Indians...Stop posting under fake names as Pakistanis....Stop fist pumping in the air...Stop talking big.... Stop the aman ka tamasha....Stop any trade which is there ....we r enemies and we will remain enemies....now either retaliate or crawl back to ur place....
@EHM: The concerned officer denied making any such statement.........Don't just pick and choose news which suits u.............
@zulfiqar: Liar,lie statements never help to build any strategies.
Whenever there is a natural calamity in Pakistan it becomes an American, Indian Israeli conspiracy against us.
Well that is some intelligent reply from Ch Nisar Sb over the same atrocities and blame game of India . . . . India dont try to teach us rules and Laws, Kashmir is still under the State Terrorism of India . . . It has been bitter mistakes or I would say frauds done by our Regimes who had strengthen the Fake friendship b/w State of India, that had always been a snake who bites from behind.
Our Indian friends have taken a dislike of my previous comment. Pals, I didn't mean to rude but frank. Time has proven again and again how Indian govt. always blames Pak initially in any wrong that happens in India, only to later admit that their own people and military-men were involved in it.
India's in-house job
@np: Those murders were committed by JUD and they themselves announced that. Killing of Indian soldiers was not declared by them.
@skhan: No wonder Pakistani's are champion of conspiracy theories.
@ james Man who told yo that they came from across the border and then also came back??? sources? or the militants made a phone call to you about whole of this scene?? can,t they be from their own side? is India a very peaceful country without a single militant and not even single actuation of separation going on in india?? come on grow up man stop blaming and being master of line
It seems like another insider job to fail the ongoing peace process! it may get disclosed later by their own people, who knows, but has our media already showed the credentials, adresses, siblings and the hometowns of the Pakistani soldiers who have done this?
The Minister should really look at state of affairs within his own domain first ! Shall we start with daily mayhem in towns and cities where hundreds of innocent are killed ? Perhaps he should consider a visit to North Waziristan and check out the state of people there ! Pakistan was not even aware of Kargil, when it happened ! Yet to this day, there is denails about that misadventure too ! So what exactly does Pakistan really know for sure ?
These are not crackers minister.......these are our soldiers........5 families finished......
but i agree its our fault that we could not protect them........its incompetent Congress Govt must go......
@Rabbani: You people have still not understood that the tolerance level of Indian public is now close to zero. Your old policies and lies will not work.
@Rabbani: It’s about time India should take blame for her own shortcomings
We have already taken the blame. After all they were our soldiers. And we will make sure that we punish the perpetrators and their backers; and the pain inflicted on them will be exponential, not proportional...
Dear there are more Hindu terrorist groups in India than Pakistan. For confirmation, type Global Terrorism Database in Google and you will find the answers. Indian extremists are doing attacks. Did you forget attack on Samjhota express, Babari Mosque, the recent confirmation of Indian officer in the involvement of Mumbai attack. So, Please behave like a mature person.
Though its not primarily Mr. Chaudhary Nisar's field but any Pakistan having spine and speaking against Indians will always be welcome. Well done Sir and I am a PTI supporter. We don't need this aman ka tamasha with Indians.
The comments on ET doesn't reflect the thinking of Pakistanis. Who are you guys with Pakistani name. Shame on all of you.
why are you so eager then to befriend india at all costs,US pressure,right?
Completely agreed, well said Ch. Nisar.
He has raised some logical facts, why would pak army go inside 5 kms on killing spree, they would have risked their lives more than anything. A few points to think:
1) Isnt it possible that there was scuffle within group of soldiers and they opened fire on each other, it happens, right?
2) Given the complexity of LoC area and dangerous paths in those jungles with carnivores, a casualty or landslide etc can be a possibility.
3) It is also possible that Hizbul mujahideen or any other Indian controlled kashmiri group targeted these soldiers.
In any case, how they are so sure that it was pak. army? keen to know.
Pakistan has a history of lying to its own people and India.
IT denied it had started the 1965 war and September 6 is celebrated as defense day but now even Air Marshal Asghar Khan agrees that war was started by Pakistan.
It clearly never told people the truth about what was goig on in East Pakistan - ow Bangladesh by the army.
IT lied about the jihadis it was sending to India from 1989 onwards for years at a stretch. Now it is is acknowledged to be part of a well defined policy. It lied that its soldiers were involved in Kargill and even refused to take back the dead bodies of the Pakistani soldiers. Now facts have come out about how everyone was kept in the dark by Musharraf.
It lied that there was such a thing as Quetta Shura or that Pakistan was providing a safe haven to Quetta Shura and Haqqanis. But truth on that too is out now.
It lied about OBL presence in Pakistan and we know where he was found.
That is a direct result of the policy of plausible deniability and use of strategic assets. If India finds it hard to take Pakistan at its word, so does the rest of the world. You guys just don't have a great track record of being truthful or straight shooters.
@jibran its a shame that PTI love have forbid u to support Pakistan. I m afraid that time will come when u people will say that what is said by our neighbors is right.
The Olympian Gold Medal Winners in Denial ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ example; OBL!.
Such loose talk from the federal minister of a country reflects very very poorly on the whole population of that country.
But, in case of Pakistan, I doubt anyone will mind.
@James: This question should be asked from Indian Army first that how so-called militants crossed the fenced border, killed the soldiers and went back across the border. If the security is so light on India's side, India would have been conquered by neighboring countries long before.
“The area is at least five kilometres away from the Line of Control,” ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Cmpletely at divergence with the Indian account. It was 500 metres away from the LOC.. .
Well, said Ch. Nisar. It's about time India should take blame for her own shortcomings.
@James: Ignorance is bliss. India has fenced whole LOC. How come there was infiltration? Ask Indian army how militants were 5 kilometres on their side. What can Pakistan do in this?
Even if a cracker goes off in India, Pakistan is blamed,,, nah even a child crying in a street blame goes to Pak...
“Even if a cracker goes off in India, Pakistan is blamed for it, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Examples: Crackers at Kargil Mumbai 26/11 & Crackers at LOC... Reach your own conclusions.
Pakistan should have a good communication strategy,locally and globally.
Who asked you to go for resumption of bilateral ties with Indians? Our relation with neighboring country has been bad since Mumbai attacks and now its been 5 years,Weren't both the nations breathing without being friends with each other? They were and continue to do so,80% of Pakistanis still see India as an enemy & the number of anti Pakistan sentiments is even higher in India..Frankly speaking We both nations can't stand each other and should put these peace talks drama on hold for at least next 5 years more..
It could have also have been staged, as is their track record.
I specifically remember when India killed Sikhs in Kasgmir and tried to pin blame on Pakistan when Bill Clinton was touring subcontinent.
So who killed the soldiers.If they were killed by militants,how did they cross over and then come back without the knowledge of the Pakistani army.Any firing on the LOC immediately alerts the troops.
It's our credibility, sir, credibility. With LeT and Jamaat-ud-this and soldiers-jhangvis-ludhyanvis going scot free, no actually giving lectures and pontificating their wisdom through public forums and thus virtually directing if not outright influencing our national policy, no wonder we sunk as low as we have in the eyes of others. We must rehabilitate the lost trust and others confidence in what we say and what we do and who we really are.
Oh Ch. Nisar, please spare the foreign affairs to the foreign minister/advisor. If you are out of your hibernation, please pay attention to the crackers going on in pakistan on a daily basis. Resign from your post, if not capable or unwilling to do your job.