ISLAMABAD: In a statement released by the Pakistan foreign office, it was said that by admitting it’s involvement in the break up of Pakistan in 1971 India has reiterated Pakistan’s stance on the issue.
“India thinks that involvement in foreign countries’ affairs is a matter of pride. Modi’s statement is proof of India’s negative attitude towards Pakistan,” the statement said, Aaj News reported.
The foreign office said that Pakistan and Bangladesh maintain cordial relations and Modi’s statement is an attempt to estrange two friends.
A statement by the Indian Prime Minister Narinder Modi has created quite a stir. At a recent visit to Bangladesh he admitted that the Indian army helped the Mukti Bahini– in their struggle against Pakistan.
In 1971, the Pakistan army surrendered 90,000 of its soldiers and Bangladesh became an independent country.
India’s support in the creation of Bangladesh was always common knowledge, but a formal statement at a two day official visit to Dhaka, drew a strong response from Pakistan.