NEW DELHI, Sept 29 - Minutes after India announced the surgical strikes carried out across the LoC, a rattled Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif denounced what he said was an �unprovoked and naked aggression� by Indian forces.
�Our intent for peaceful neighbourhood should not be mistaken as our weakness,� he said. Pakistan can �thwart any evil design made to undermine the sovereignty of Pakistan,� he said.
The Pakistani military, however, said there were no surgical strikes by India, and �instead there had been cross-border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon. �The same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops,� it said.
�The notion of surgical strikes linked to alleged terrorist bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by India.�
Terrorists fighting Indian rule in J-K are known to be based in the Pakistani part of divided Kashmir and are said to enjoy the backing of both the Pakistani military and terror groups aligned with the Pakistani intelligence. � IANS