New Delhi: A top Indian minister says that the government will not share any proof of killing ““a very large number of militants” in Balakot airstrike launched on Pakistan last Tuesday
India carried out a warplanes strike on Balakot, an area well into Pakistan’s accepted territory, and claimed to have destroyed a terrorist camp. The claim has been actively denied by Pakistan. The DG ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor, said in a press conference that there is nothing but trees in the area where India dropped a reportedly 1000 kg bomb, a statement confirmed by the local villagers and Reuters.
However, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “no security agencies ever share operational details. It’s a very irresponsible stand”.
“The armed forces must have, and our security and intelligence agencies must have, a full leeway in dealing with situations, and if anybody wants operational details to be made public … he certainly does not understand the system.”
Many say that India released this false claim to shore up the anti-Pakistan sentiments which will help the ruling BJP party to bank more votes.
The recent tensions on the Line of Control between Pakistan and India have caught the eyes of the international media and have held the top breaking news spot for news headlines all around the world.