Taking notice of reports that India's DIG Coast Guard admitted that he ordered a Pakistani boat to be blown up, Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the incident has ruptured "India's veil of being a peaceful country of the region."
A statement released by the Defence ministry warned that Pakistan's desire for peace and co-existence in the region should not be seen as a "weakness" and urged the international community to take notice of the incident, reported The Express Tribune.
Asif claimed that the revelation proved that the Indian Defence Ministry and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar were "putting up a false story" by saying that the crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture by the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea last year.
Indian media had earlier quoted DIG Coast Guard BK Loshali as saying that the Pakistani boat was blown up by the Indian Coast Guard and that he was at Gandhinagar and ordered the boat to be blown off.
Asif remarked that Loshali's statement contradicted the Indian government's statement.