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Press Release on reports in US media about India's posture during Kargil situation

July 27, 1999
New Delhi

In response to a question, the Spokesman said that in the context of Pakistan's armed intrusion and aggression in the Kargil sector of the State of Jammu & Kashmir, we have seen reports in sections of the US media about alleged preparations of India to enlarge the theatre of operations. These reports are ill-conceived and unfounded.

The Pakistan army had assumed an aggressive posture all along the Line of Control and the International Border with India. It was necessary for our force to have taken the required defensive measures including remaining in a state of alert. This, however, was a purely defensive activity.

Throughout the period of Pakistan's aggression, India acted with exemplary restraint, and that restraint has been universally acknowledged and appreciated.