In the wake of the ongoing unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan on Sunday reportedly offered to send supplies to the state, after which India snubbed the offer by terming it “absurd”.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup toldANI that a communication was delivered to India’s High Commission in Islamabad on 12 August.
In a strong message to the neighbouring nation, Swarup also tweeted India’s response to the offer. He said, “India and others in the region have already received enough of Pakistan’s trademark exports-international terrorism, cross-border infiltrators, weapons, narcotics and fake currency,” corroborating Union Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement that the violence in Kashmir is sponsored by Pakistan.
Asked whether Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will attend the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting in Islamabad, he said that no decision has been taken as of now.
“No decision has been taken yet on the level of our participation,” he said.
The conference is scheduled for August 25-26 in Islamabad.
India and Pakistan have been engaged in a war of words over the statements by Islamabad on the situation in Kashmir, which is witnessing unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July eight.