India planning 'military action' against Pakistan this month, discloses Pakistani foreign minister

India planning 'military action' against Pakistan this month, discloses Pakistani foreign minister

"Pakistan has apprised all five permanent member states of the United Nations Security Council [China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States] of India's attempts to disrupt peace", he shared. Explaining the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, had agreed to share the information, Mr Qureshi said: "A new mishap could be staged".

"We have reliable intelligence that another act of aggression is highly likely between April 16 and 20 by India against Pakistan", he said. "As per our information this could take place between April 16 and 20", Qureshi told reporters in his hometown of Multan. "This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India", Kumar said.

"Pakistan expects India will respond to the gesture by releasing 347 Pakistani prisoners, including 249 civilians and 98 fishermen, now languishing in Indian jails", said Dr Faisal.

"I am speaking responsibly, I hold a position of responsibility, and I know the words I utter will be picked up by the global media", he prefaced. "According to the reliable intelligence we have right now, a new Pulwama-like incident can be [planned] by India to increase diplomatic pressure on Pakistan and to justify military action against Pakistan", he said.

Tensions between the two countries, who have been entwined for decades in a conflict over the contended territory of Kashmir, peaked on February 14, when militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group organised a suicide attack along the so-called Line of Control (LoC) border, killing at least 40 Indian paramilitaries.

Indian Defence Ministry's spokesman Lt. Col. Devender Anand said in a statement: "Around 7.30 am, Pakistan initiated the attack violating the ceasefire agreement". The risk of conflict rose dramatically on February 27, when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base inside Pakistan.

"We want the global community to take notice of this irresponsible behaviour and reprimand them [India] for taking this route", he said. "It is our policy to keep the nation informed", the minister added.

India on Sunday rejected as "irresponsible and preposterous" Pakistan's statement that New Delhi will attack it again and accused Islamabad of trying to whip up war hysteria in the region.

FO spokesperson said that Indian deputy High commissioner was summoned at Foreign Office to lodge a protest against possible Indian aggression.

The situation was deflated within days, with Islamabad quickly releasing a captured Indian pilot from the plane it shot down.

India's foreign office did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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