The apparent proof that India is presenting about Pakistan’s involvement in terror acts, may not be reliable.
By Rakesh Raman
According to a statement released today by the Indian government, four terrorists were eliminated Thursday by the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC) while trying to infiltrate in Naugam sector of Kashmir, which is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan.
The statement said Pakistan Ordinance Factories markings on the hand grenades and the UBGL (Under-Barrel Grenade Launchers) grenades recovered from the terrorists confirm Pakistan complicity in abetting and equipping terrorism.
However, the chattering classes would argue that if Pakistan is really supporting these terrorists, it could have sent them with weapons / equipment made in some other country. Today, all types of weapons are available everywhere in the world.
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If these so-called terrorists were carrying a Samsung mobile phone (as it’s being claimed by the Indian Army), it does not mean South Korea is supporting them, as Samsung is a Korean company.
Similarly, it can be argued, if they came with AK 47 rifles which were made in the erstwhile Soviet Union, it will not prove that Russia is supporting these terrorists.
Surprisingly, India is also trying to establish Pakistan’s involvement by showing markings on the medicines and food items that the so-called terrorists were carrying. It is a laughable claim and it simply means that the apparent proof that India is presenting about Pakistan’s involvement in terror acts, may not be reliable.
Meanwhile, NATO has expressed its satisfaction over Pakistan’s struggle to stop terrorism. General Peter Pavel, Chairman Military Committee NATO, said Thursday that the scale of counter terrorism campaign by Pakistan is quite large with impressive results in this regard.
But India still prefers to blame Pakistan for promoting terrorism in India. “The hand grenades recovered are ARGES 84 which are manufactured by Pakistan Ordinance Factories. Pakistan origin markings are also seen on the medicines and food items recovered,” said the Indian side in its statement.
It added that a large number of highly inflammable material, like six plastic explosive slabs, six bottles of petroleum jelly, six bottles of inflammable liquid and six lighters were also recovered.
Similar inflammable material was recovered at Poonch Incident site of September 11 and Uri incident site of September 18, says the government.
The government statement released by India’s APRO (Army Personnel Research Office) says, “This shows the sinister design of Pakistan to aid terrorists in causing maximum destruction.”
According to the Army Office, the other items recovered from the terrorists include AK 47 Rifles (4), Magazine AK 47 (16), Amn (349 Rds), Radio set (1), GPS (1), Binocular (1), Wire cutter (2), Samsung mobile (1), Rain Ponchos & Haversack (4 each), First Aid kit (1), clothing and eatables.
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