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Posted at: Jul 17, 2017, 10:24 PM; last updated: Jul 17, 2017, 10:29 PM (IST)

Report on casualties in Sikkim baseless, malicious: MEA

Report on casualties in Sikkim baseless, malicious: MEA
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay. — ANI photo

New Delhi, July 17

India on Monday termed as "utterly baseless, malicious and mischievous" a report about casualties of Indian soldiers in Sikkim due to military action with another country.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay also said no cognisance should be taken of these reports by responsible media.

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"Such reports are utterly baseless, malicious and mischievous," Baglay said in response to a query on reports in Pakistani media.

His reaction came after a Pakistani media organisation reported at least 158 Indian soldiers have been killed on Monday as China fired rockets across the border on Indian border installations. — PTI

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