Pakistan Says Boat Incident Ruptured India's 'Veil' Of Being A Peaceful Nation

19/02/2015 12:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar gestures to a journalist during a press conference at the Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Parrikar said he will investigate a senior officer's comment that an Indian coast guard vessel had destroyed a Pakistani "terror boat" late last year, contradicting the ministry's position that the men on board blew up their own boat. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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.

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