New Delhi denounced Islamabad’s accusations as “irresponsible and preposterous,” and accused its neighbour of making false claims to divert attention from “cross-border terrorism” which the government of Narendra Modi believes is at the core of the dispute between the two states. Quraishi’s claims were voiced with the “clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region,” India’s foreign ministry says.
Yet, while viewing the “hysterical” statement as nothing short of a provocation, Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, stressed that his country reserves the “right to respond firmly and decisively to a cross-border terrorist attack.”
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls. Party chief Amit Shah said the party promises a “decisive, transparent and sensitive government”, and has a vision with 75 goals for 2022.
The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on Sunday released their campaign slogans for the coming Lok Sabha polls. While the saffron party’s theme focuses on highlighting the government’s achievements in the last five years, Congress’ promises to give justice to one and all.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on Saturday rejected US Magazine report that claimed all F-16 fighter planes with Pakistan are intact and none of them missing.
Addressing a Press Conference at Vadodara in Gujarat, the Defence Minister said, it is pretty clear the electronic signature intercepted by IAF radars was that of an F 16 aircraft, used by Pakistan to target Indian military installations.
She also said that IAF shot down an F 16 fighter jet of Pakistan during an aerial fight.