India on 14 October slammed a report in Pakistani media asserting that Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar in a meeting with German Ambassador in New Delhi had admitted that there was no surgical strike.
Strongly reacting to the story in Pakistan's The News International titled 'Indian FS admits surgical strikes was a bluff', External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said it is "completely concocted and baseless".
The German Ambassador, Martin Ney, was in the group of foreign envoys briefed by the Foreign Secretary on 29 September on the surgical strikes. They have had no further conversation since on this subject, Swarup said.
In its report today, The News International citing a source claimed that "the Indian Foreign Secretary has categorically denied and said that there was no 'surgical strike' undertaken by Indian Army" in PoK.