Pakistan Army today warned India that any "misadventurism" by it will be met with the "most befitting response" and dismissed as a "hoax" India's assertion of surgical strikes across the LoC in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir to destroy terrorist launchpads. During a Corps Commanders' Conference presided over by army chief Gen Raheel Sharif, the Pakistan Army rejected the Indian stand "as an attempt to divert attention" from Kashmir. "Rejecting the absurd Indian claims of hoax surgical strikes as an attempt to divert world's attention, away from brutalities being committed by Indian Army against innocent Kashmiris, the forum resolved that any attempt of misadventurism and irresponsible act will be met with the most befitting response," the army said in a statement. The latest reaction from the Pakistan Army came nearly two weeks after India said it carried out "surgical strikes" across LoC and destroyed terrorist launchpads on September 28. India also said that it inflicted heavy casualties on terrorists and their supporters. Tensions have ran high between the two countries since the terror attack on an Indian army base in Uri on September 18. Pakistan has denied any surgical strikes took place, but said two of their soldiers were killed in cross-border firing by Indian Army. During today's meeting, Pakistan Army expressed "complete satisfaction over operational preparedness of the troops." Gen Shareef reiterated Pakistan Army's resolve to defend the country against any threat, according to the statement. The participants resolved to continue sustained and focused combing and intelligence-based operations across the length and breadth of Pakistan to uproot terrorism harmonising it with implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) to address extremism and other causes of terrorism.
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