Pakistan's army soldier stands on the edge of a crater after Indian military planes were hit on 26 February, according to Pakistani authorities, in the village of Jaba near Balakot, Pakistan on 7 March 201
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India said on Saturday that Pakistan had "much to hide" by preventing journalists from accessing the air raid on Indian fighter jets in Pakistan.
Pakistani security officials cited "security concerns" on Thursday and banned a Reuters team from climbing a hill in northeastern Pakistan to a madrasah or religious school, as well as a group of surrounding buildings attacked by Indian fighter planes last week.
"The fact that Pakistan has now denied journalists' access to journalists means they have much to hide," Indian Foreign Minister Raveesh Kumar told reporters.
He reiterated the government's position that India's air strikes were "successful and achieved the desired goals" after being asked for a Reuters report in which high-resolution satellite images verified by Reuters showed that the Madrasa still seemed to stand.
Reporting by C.K. Nayak; Letter from Krishna N. Das; Cut by Stephen Coates