India need not give proof on surgical strikes: Vikas Swarup

vikas-swarup-india-couth-china-sea The ministry of external affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup

Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs, said India does not have to give proof that it conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) and what the government put out or not (in the public domain) is determined solely by national security. 

He was reacting to comments in Pakistan denying Indian army's strike on a terror camp in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. "It is usual to see Pakistan's reaction of denial of terrorism sponsored from its soil against its neighbours. Elimination of Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mansoor was met with similar denials, but we all know the truth."

He noted that Pakistan had been globally isolated as the Saarc nations were behind India and there were pro-India statements by the US and Russia. 

Speaking on the other development, that of China tapping the waters of the Brahmaputra upstream (a news that broke soon after India reported it would review the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan) Swarup said the Chinese had repeatedly assured  they were only undertaking run of the river hydro projects, which does not involve diversion of the river's waters. Swarup said india and China have an expert level mechanism to share information on Brahmaputra and Satluj waters, which meets regularly. All newly raised concerns would be taken up at the next scheduled meeting. 

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