"There is no question of the Defence Minister misleading. He made a statement of facts, which were available at the time when he made the statement. If any fact emerges after that obviously those facts are after the statement," Nath said.

Antony's statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers in Poonch had created a controversy because he had described the intruders as "terrorists along with persons dressed in Pakistan Army uniform" while an Army spokesman had said that "soldiers from Pak Army" were involved in the ambush.

When asked to comment on the breach of privilege motion by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha against Antony, he said, "The breach of privilege motion will be considered by the Speaker and it is for her to take a view on this.”

Making a suo motu statement in both the Houses of Parliament, Antony had said an Indian army patrol, comprising one Non-Commissioned Officer and five other ranks, was "ambushed on our side" of the LoC in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. "The ambush was carried out by approximately 20 heavily-armed terrorists along with persons dressed in Pakistan army uniform," he had said.

Defence spokesman, Jammu, SN Acharya had said the Indian Army patrol was ambushed by a Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT). "A patrol of Indian Army comprising of one Non-Commissioned Officer and five other ranks was ambushed by a Pak Border Action Team (BAT) close to the Line of Control in Poonch Sector of J&K early morning," he had said.


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