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Pakistan army rejects India’s claim of destroying terror camps in PoK

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat speaks with the media after the Combined Graduation Parade at the Air Force Academy Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 17, 2017.

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat speaks with the media after the Combined Graduation Parade at the Air Force Academy Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 17, 2017.   | Photo Credit: Nagara Gopal

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“The Indian Army chief’s statement claiming destruction of 3 alleged camps is disappointing as he holds a very responsible appointment,” says Pakistan military spokesman Maj. Gen. Ghafoor.

The Pakistan military has rejected as “false” the Indian Army’s assertion that it targeted at least three terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). It said India was welcome to take any foreign diplomat or media to the site to “prove” its claim on ground.

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Sunday that six to 10 Pakistan Army personnel were killed and three terror camps destroyed in a retaliatory action by the Indian Army opposite the Tangdhar and Keran sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan’s military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor in a midnight tweet expressed "disappointment" over Gen. Rawat’s assertions.

“The Indian Army chief’s statement claiming destruction of 3 alleged camps is disappointing as he holds a very responsible appointment,” Maj. Gen. Ghafoor said.

“There are no camps let alone targeting those. Indian Embassy in Pakistan is welcome to take any foreign diplomat/media to ‘prove’ it on ground,” he said.

He said that the “propensity of false claims by senior Indian military leadership especially since Pulwama incident is detrimental to peace in the region.”

Such "false" claims are being made by the Indian Army to suit vested domestic interests. This was against professional military ethos, he added.

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