Pak raising ‘useless allegations’, says NCP

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday alleged that Pakistan is raising ‘useless’ allegations of infiltration of their airspace by an alleged Indian ‘spy’ drone, saying Islamabad must first investigate the matter.

“India has denied the statement. I think Pakistan is raising useless allegations. What is true and what is not will come out clearly eventually. Pakistan has to first investigate the issue,” NCP leader Tariq Anwar told ANI here.

“Talks on peace were held in Russia but if Pakistan continues to behave like this, then I don’t think our relations in the days to come can improve,” he added.

Criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government for reviving talks with Islamabad, Anwar said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi says something, does something else. He had said that he will not resume talks with Pakistan but then himself took the initiative of reviving the talks.”

“See, talks have to go on because we are neighbouring countries. If some solution comes up, it will be for the better of the country,” he added.

India has said that it is committed to peace on the border but would respond to unprovoked firing by Pakistan and would not let its guard down.

“We remain committed to steps that ensure peace and tranquility. But any unprovoked firing from Pakistan would be met with an equal and effective response,” Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said.

India’s stern response came after the two Asian neighbours lodged protests against each other over border firing and Pakistan’s claim that it had shot down an Indian “spy drone,” which has been rubbished by New Delhi.

The recent ceasefire violations have disconcerted New Delhi days after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia.(ANI)

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