India Says Pakistan 'Will Pay' for Kashmir Army Camp Attack

India Says Pakistan 'Will Pay' for Kashmir Army Camp Attack

Hours after defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman vowed to hit Pakistan for the Jammu terror attack, her Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastgir Khan warned that his country will "pay India in its own coin in case of any Indian misadventure".

The Indian minister said that the gunmen belonged to the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e Mohammed. "Yes, all the evidences which have been collected will be compiled and definitely the evidences will be given as always to Pakistan. Yet Pakistan, in spite of being given dossier after dossier, has not taken any action", Sitharaman told reporters in Jammu.

She added, "Giving the evidences to Pakistan will be a continuous process".

Citing Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman who said India would respond to Pakistan "at an appropriate time", he asked the government if it had any policy towards Pakistan, and if som what was it. "I repeat, Pakistan will pay for it".

"Intelligence inputs show that terrorists were controlled by their handlers from across border". Evidence are being scrutinised by NIA.

She said the operations entailed a search of 26 blocks and safe evacuation of families from 189 residential flats.

Pakistan army today violated ceasefire again by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing on civilian areas along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. However, she claimed, "Activities of terrorists in the hinterlands are severely curtailed due to relentless efforts of security forces". "I state that Pakistan will pay for this misadventure".

Since last November, Indian and Pakistani forces have been intermittently exchanging fire across the border, causing the loss of multiple lives, military as well as civilians, on both sides. She said, "I compliment the valour of our fearless soldiers". The attack was one of the worst since the 2016 attack in Uri, in which 19 soldiers were killed.

Hardliner ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition partner and Indian-held Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said bilateral talks with Pakistan were vital.

The Home Ministry official said there were three terrorists who had entered the camp and they were eliminated.

"Pakistan will continue to threaten U.S. interests by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants, restricting counter-terrorism cooperation, and drawing closer to China", the report states.

Earlier, the Minister undertook an aerial survey of the Army station and visited the Army Hospital in Jammu city where those injured in the terror attack were being treated.

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