‘Baseless propaganda’: MEA on Pakistan’s claims of India orchestrating Lahore attack

India News Network | July 8
New Delhi:
India on Thursday slammed Pakistan over its allegations that the country’s external spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) orchestrated last month’s bomb blast outside Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed’s residence in Lahore.
Calling the allegations “baseless”, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “It is not new for Pakistan to engage in baseless propaganda against India. Pakistan would do well to expand the same effort and setting its own house in order and taking credible and verifiable action against terrorism emanating from its soil and terrorists who have found safe sanctuaries there.”
“The international communities are well aware of Pakistan’s credentials when it comes to terrorism. This is acknowledged by none other than its own leadership which continues to glorify terrorists like Osama Bin Laden as martyrs.”
On Sunday, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yousuf had alleged that R&AW had carried out a blast outside the residence of Saeed in Lahore. The blast, which occurred on June 23, had claimed the lives of three people while over 20 were injured.
“Through the forensic analysis, electronic equipment, which has been recovered from these terrorists, we have identified the main mastermind and the handlers of this terrorist attack and we have absolutely no doubt or reservation in informing you that the main mastermind belongs to RAW, the Indian intelligence agency, is an Indian national, and is based in India,” Yousuf was quoted as saying by news agency.
Earlier too, Pakistan has alleged that India was behind some of the terror attacks in that country. However, India has categorically denied the claims, saying “Pakistan’s desperate attempt will find few takers as the international community is aware of its tactics”.

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