Pakistan on Thursday accused India of "supporting militancy" to destabilise the country. Spokesperson for the Pakistani Foreign Office Nafees Zakaria said India was the "single nation" in South Asia that was spreading terror in the region. Zakaria was referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's veiled comment from the G20 summit in China, when he used the phrase to suggest that Islamabad is allegedly funding militant activities.

There is "open evidence" on India's involvement in "subversive activities", Zakaria said, according to the Associated Press of Pakistan. He added that this could be proved through a statement made by Kulbhushan Jadhav – the alleged spy from India's Research and Analysis Wing who was arrested in Pakistan's Balochistan province in March. Pakistan had released a video in which Jadhav alleged that RAW was involved in separatist activities in the Pakistani province.

Zakaria said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will bring up Jadhav's confession at the the United Nations General Assembly meet later this month for its "direct links with incidents of terrorism in Pakistan". On Tuesday, it was reported that Sharif will raise the issue of the ongoing unrest in Jammu and Kashmir at the General Assembly meet, as well.

Earlier on Thursday, Modi had said that the "export of terror" was a "common security threat", in another attempt to isolate Pakistan's hand in militant activities in the region. Modi made the statement at the 14th summit of the Association of South East Nations in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.