New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday strongly rejected the Indian claim of any cross-LOC infiltration and reiterated its commitment to the policy of not allowing its territory for any terrorist activity against anyone. “We strongly reject Indian claim of any cross-LOC infiltration. Pakistan remains committed to the policy of not allowing its territory for any terrorist activity against anyone,” the Foreign Office said in statement last night when asked about India summoning the Pakistani High Commissioner.
“However, it is necessary to establish veracity of the Indian claim. Details in this regard will be gathered,” the Spokesperson added.
Earlier on Tuesday, India summoned Pakistan’s high commissioner in New Delhi to protest against what it said was the continued infiltration of militants from across the border.
India’s Foreign Ministry claimed that an arrested Pakistani national Bahadur Ali had confessed that he was "infiltrated into India" after being trained by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group.
The Indian foreign secretary met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and issued a statement that India’s Foreign Ministry spokesman described as a "strong demarche".
Relations between Pakistan and India have been strained further in recent weeks by a flare-up in protests against Indian rule in the disputed border region of Kashmir, in which dozens have been killed by security forces.