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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday rubbished a report published by a Pakistani newspaper which said that Indian foreign secretary admitted to the army not conducting any surgical strikes along the Line of Control on September 29.
According to the report published in The News International, Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar denied the surgical strike in a meeting with Dr Martin Ney, German Ambassador to India. It said the information was shared by German authorities during an official meeting with Pakistan embassy officials in Berlin.
MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup however strongly refuted the report calling it ‘concocted’ and ‘baseless’ in a statement.
“The German ambassador D Martin Ney was in the group of foreign envoys briefed by the Foreign Secretary on September 29 on the Surgical Strikes. They have had no further conversation since on this subject.”