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Pakistan accuses India of plotting fresh military attack

April 8, 2019 12:36 pm
Pakistan shot down an Indian fighter jet in February amid high tensions following a car bomb attack in Indian-administered Kashmir. [Source: AFP]

Pakistan says it has “reliable intelligence” India is planning a military attack this month, something India dismissed as “war madness”.

Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made the comments yesterday.

Already tense relations between the two worsened this year when Pakistan-based militants killed dozens of Indian troops in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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India responded with airstrikes on Pakistani territory and soon after Pakistan shot down an Indian jet.

The aerial attacks in February across the Line of Control – dividing Indian and Pakistani territory in Kashmir were the first since a war in 1971.

Both nuclear-armed nations claim all of Muslim-majority Kashmir, but only control parts of it.

Tensions seemed to have eased after the clashes, but on Sunday the Pakistani foreign minister said his country had the intelligence to suggest a looming Indian attack.

The foreign minister said he made the allegations “with responsibility”, arguing the aggression aimed to raise “diplomatic pressure” against his country.

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