India lashes out at Pak for ‘chemical weapons’ accusation
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India lashes out at Pak for ‘chemical weapons’ accusation

New Delhi, Oct 6: The government of India on Friday hit out at Pakistan for its 'false' accusation that India has acquired chemical weapons and using them in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We completely reject allegations made by Pakistan about the reported use of chemical weapons by the Indian security forces against Indian citizens. Such allegations are not new and are totally unfounded," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question by media regarding allegation by Pakistani foreign ministry official.

"It is a matter of deep concern that Pakistan repeatedly tries to make such false allegations. They are acting in a highly irresponsible manner with the sole purpose of repeating untruths in the vain hope that the international community will start believing in their falsehood. Such malicious attempts to deflect international opinion away from the terrorism emanating from Pakistan shall not succeed," Mr Kumar said.

The Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal on Thursday in a regular press briefing alleged that India was using chemical weapons in Kashmir.

The MEA spokesman said in Delhi that: "India has repeatedly stated its complete opposition to the use of chemical weapons by anyone, at anytime, and anywhere in the world. India is an original signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)".

He further said the international community has "recognised" India’s abiding commitment and contribution to the CWC which is the universal multilateral instrument prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. (UNI)