New Delhi: India on Wednesday dismissed as “baseless”, the claims by Pakistan to be in possession of evidence of New Delhi’s involvement in South Waziristan.
“There is no basis to allegation that Indian arms are found in Pakistan,” said Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao today.
Rao was responding to Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit Khan’s claims that there exist evidences in South Waziristan Agency (SWA), which speak volumes of Indian involvement in prevailing uprising and insurgency in agency.
Pakistani Army is currently battling a bitter battle with the Taliban in the area.
Khan told Geo News that the evidences found against India in South Waziristan included Indian arms, bombs and Indian medicines. However, he added that the evidences regarding this are yet to be handed over to New Delhi.
Khan said that the evidences were being investigated.
"We have yet to entrust proofs to Indian government," he added.
Yesterday External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had also refuted Islamabad's accusation that it was instigating trouble in the neighbouring country and rejected any connection with its internal developments.
With IANS Inputs
First Published: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 11:32