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ISPR rejects unwarranted statement of Indian army officer on AJK

Islamabad, November 24 (KMS): The Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt General Babar Iftikhar, has strongly rejected the unwarranted statement of a high ranking Indian army officer regarding Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Babar Iftikhar in a series of tweets, today, said it is an apt manifestation of Indian armed forces’ delusional mindset and showcases the vivid imprint of domestic political showboating on Indian military thought.

He said the fallacious remarks and unfounded allegations of so-called “launch-pads” and “terrorists” are an attempt to divert attention from Indian army’s repressive use of force and gross human rights violations against innocent unarmed Kashmiris striving for their right to self-determination. He said the Indian army officer’s lofty claims and surreal ambitions are intellectually insulting.

Lt General Babar Iftikhar said Pakistan military is a force for good and a proponent of regional peace and stability. He said, “This desire for peace, however, is matched with our capability and preparation to thwart any misadventure or aggression against our territory, an assertion comprehensively validated on numerous occasions including recently in the Balakot episode.”

The DG ISPR said that in the interest of peace for the region, the Indian military would do well to abstain from irresponsible rhetoric and vitriolic communication to shore up electoral support for their political masters’ regressive ideology.

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