A Pakistan official said today that the U.S. did not warn the country about the “consequences” of a possible terrorist attack while President Barack Obama is visiting India. There was a report from Indian media that suggested the U.S. had asked Pakistan to make sure there weren’t any border violations while President Obama is in India.
Pakistan allegedly warned of consequences by U.S.
Additionally, U.S. officials were said to have warned Pakistan about the “consequences” of there being a terrorist attack while the U.S. president visits the region. Obama is schedule to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Jan. 26, according to IBN Live. He is scheduled to arrive in India on Jan. 25 and remain in the country for three days.
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The reports also suggested that just hours after receiving the alleged warning from the U.S., Pakistani officials reassured the nation that there wouldn’t be any attack.
India’s media accused of inventing news
Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani reportedly told IBN Live that the media in India “has a tendency to invent and exaggerate things.” The ambassador also said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed appreciation for the steps his country had taken to battle terrorism in the Middle East. Kerry was in Islamabad last week.
In addition, Geo.tv reports that Jilani said they had begun a military operation in North Waziristan and are planning to start similar operations in other parts of Pakistan in order to get rid of terrorist elements. The ambassador also reportedly accused India’s media of circulating propaganda
Earlier this month, an official with the Indian military reportedly warned that terrorists who were trained in Pakistan planned to hit “soft targets” in the days leading up to the U.S. president’s visit to India. Schools and other civilian areas were said to be among the targets the militants were planning to hit. He reportedly claimed that 200 terrorists trained in Pakistan are just “waiting for an opportunity to infiltrate into India,” reports Dawn.com.