New Delhi: The government today rubbished outright the talk that “chemical weapons” were being used in Jammu and Kashmir and said such reports were “baseless and incorrect”. “The report is baseless and incorrect. India is against the use of chemical weapons by anyone and anywhere in the world,” MEA spokesman Gopal Baglay told a press conference here. In fact, he said, “it was quite surprising” for India to see what Pakistan has stated about it.
“They have taken a cue….or a leaf out of the book of Lashkare-Taiba on those ridiculous comments…and I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions,” he said. “The government (of Pakistan) is taking its cue from an internationally banned terrorist organisation,” Mr Baglay said.
Pakistan earlier last week alleged that the Indian security forces are using ammunition containing chemical elements in Jammu and Kashmir. According to ‘audio excerpts’ as reported in a section of the press, Pakistan is also reportedly providing chemical weapons to separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen for carrying out terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.