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India slams Pak daily for 'concocting' story titled "Indian FS admits surgical strikes was a bluff"

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Friday lashed out at a daily for 'concocting' a story on Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar "admitting" that the recent surgical strikes by the were a "bluff" and asserted that the entire report was baseless.

"The News International Pakistan's story titled "Indian FS admits surgical strikes was a bluff" is completely concocted and baseless," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a series of tweets.

He further stated that German Ambassador Dr Martin Ney was in the group of foreign envoys briefed by the Foreign Secretary on September 29 on the surgical strikes and that "they have had no further conversation since on this subject."

Meanwhile, a story has surfaced on a publication The News where the Indian foreign secretary in a recent meeting with German ambassador in is said to have admitted that there was no "surgical strike" undertaken by the

Quoting an official source, the daily reported that, "the Pakistani mission had been told that during a formal meeting on the issue of the ongoing India-stand-off between German Ambassador to Dr Martin Ney and Indian FS Subramaniam Jaishankar in New Delhi, "the Indian Foreign Secretary has categorically denied and said that there was no 'surgical strike' undertaken by inside Azad Kashmir, Pakistan".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 09:16 IST