Contrary to reports of a Pakistani daily about a dossier being handed over to India that contains details of India’s external spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) being involved in terror acts in that country, India has clearly denied having received any such dossier from Pakistan.
The reports had blamed RAW for terror activities including attack on Sri Lankan cricket team.
“We have not received any such dossier,” sources in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in New Delhi.
Leading Pakistani daily, The Dawn, had on Wednesday claimed that Pakistan had handed over to India a dossier which comprises of “comprehensive evidence” of RAW’s involvement in several terrorist acts on its soil, including the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March.
Quoting sources, the daily said that Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani handed over to his Indian counterpart the dossier with proof of “India’s involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan” during their recent meeting at the Egyptian resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh.
Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor described the charges of India’s involvement in terrorist acts as “preposterous” and said “it is not wise for us to react to media reports.”
“But we don’t believe that deflecting responsibilities for things that are happening in the disfunctioning of the state to their neighbours who have conducted themselves very differently is a very healthy practice.”
Denying that India has received any dossier from Pakistan, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said, “No such dossier was given in Egypt…It is entirely wrong.”
Asked if the government sees these charges as a game, she said it was not good on Pakistan’s part to do anything like this if they want to take the relationship with India forward.
Tharoor added, “We want to see a stable, prosperous Pakistan. We have no interest in anyway to destabilise Pakistan.”