India on Friday slammed Pakistan over its accusations that New Delhi was spreading disinformation, saying when disinformation, one of the best instance is the “country next door which is circulating fictional and fabricated dossiers and purveys a regular stream of fake news”.
Responding to questions on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan quoting an EU disinformation lab report back to accuse India of subversive actions via faux media organisations and comparable allegations by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated that as a accountable democracy, India doesn’t follow disinformation campaigns.
“In fact, if you are looking at disinformation, the best example is the country next door which is circulating fictional and fabricated dossiers and purveys a regular stream of fake news,” he stated at an internet media briefing.
Disinformation is practised significantly by those that have data to cover equivalent to sheltering worldwide needed terrorists together with Osama bin Laden, and search unsuccessfully to cowl up their very own tracks equivalent to on the 26/11 Mumbai assaults, Mr Srivastava stated, hitting out at Pakistan.
Asked about Pakistani media experiences quoting unnamed sources to say that India was planning false flag operations, the MEA spokesperson stated one of the best instance of a rustic practising disinformation is the nation subsequent door.
“Our position in this matter and the facts on the ground are well known, I don’t want to dignify such propaganda by responding to it,” he stated.
To a query on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar saying on the Geneva Donors Conference not too long ago that India might be establishing the Shahtoot Dam, Mr Srivstava stated the minister had made the announcement that India and Afghanistan have reached an settlement on the dam.
The settlement is predicted to be signed shortly, he added.
Asked when would the Nepalese overseas minister go to India, Mr Srivastava stated he’s anticipated to be in India shortly for the following joint fee assembly, however the dates for it are but to be labored out.
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