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Fire erupts at Indian Air force office in Delhi

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The fire broke out at a building in India that houses several important government offices including Indian Air force, on Wednesday morning, Radio Pakistan reported.

The fifth floor of the building caught fire that has not been brought under control yet. One person has died while a few injured as per Indian media quoting local authorities.

The building houses many important central government offices including offices of the drinking water and sanitation ministry, forest ministry and a branch of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

As Pakistan invited and took international journalists to the site of “so-called” surgical strike, Indian claims proved false and not just opposition at home PM Modi has been questioned by international media too about the success of Balakot airstrike.

The fire incident has occurred when the BJP government in India is being questioned by opposition and media about the success of IAF’s Balakot airstrike said to have eliminated the alleged 300 terrorists by hitting their base camp. The Indian government has so far failed to provide any substantial evidence of killing alleged Jaesh-e-Muhammad’s leadership as the pressure on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Modi mounts.

India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said on the day of the strike that “a very large number of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, trainers, senior commanders, and groups of jihadis who were being trained for Fidayeen action were eliminated” in the Balakot attack. BJP chief Amit Shah also claimed at an event in Ahmedabad that 250 terrorists were killed in the IAF operation.

However, when questioned about the number of causalities during a press conference, Indian Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said, “[Indian] Air Force is not in a position to clarify how many people were inside. We don’t count human casualties. We count what targets we have hit or not hit.”

Read more: Evidence of Balakot strike causalities: Modi fails to silence opposition’s demands

Pakistan has rejected the Indian claims as DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Indian jets were forced back as soon as they attempted to violate the Pakistan airspace and while leaving in a hurry, they had dropped their payload in a forest near Balakot, causing damage to some trees only.

As Pakistan invited and took international journalists to the site of “so-called” surgical strike, Indian claims proved false and not just opposition at home PM Modi has been questioned by international media too about the success of Balakot airstrike.

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