"India rejects the irresponsible and preposterous statement by the foreign minister of Pakistan with a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region".
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed on Sunday his government has reliable intelligence that India is planning to carry out aggression against Pakistan between April 16 and 20. "As per our information this could take place between April 16 and 20", Qureshi announced.
"Pakistan has been advised to use established diplomatic and DGMO channels to share any actionable and credible intelligence it has about imminent terror attacks".
A suicide vehicle bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on Feb 14 and the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Feb 27, when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base.
"I am speaking responsibly, I hold a position of responsibility, and I know the words I utter will be picked up by the worldwide media", he prefaced.
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India said it, too, had shot down a Pakistani aircraft and the air force displayed pieces of a missile that it said had been fired by a Pakistani F-16 before it went down.
The success of Indian air strikes on a camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group in northwestern Pakistan has also been thrown into doubt after satellite images showed little sign of damage.
"Modi has given free hand to the Indian army", he asserted.
The minister, who was visiting his hometown of Multan on Sunday, told journalists that Pakistan shared its concerns with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. He said that global powers did not reprimand India despite blatant violation of worldwide laws on the part of India due to geopolitics.
Qureshi also criticised the global community for remaining silent over Indian aggression against Pakistan on February 26.
Pakistan in its protest stated that it would retaliate against any aggression by Indian forces.
"India has been strongly warned by Pakistan in case of any [planned] misadventure", the FO spokesperson told DawnNewsTV, adding that the warning was issued following Foreign Minister Qureshi's press conference.