Days after seven soldiers were killed in two separate terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the construction of civilian houses near the army camps is a problem.
The Congress said that there have been 206 major terror attacks in the past 45 months and it 44 days of 2018 has commenced, there have been 160 major ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the global border.
He made it clear that the Pakistan Armed Forces are fully prepared to defend the territorial integrity, and they are backed by the support of Pakistani people. "Even after giving dossiers after dossiers, Pakistan has not taken any action", she said.
"And the evidences will only strengthen that argument". Addressing a press briefing regarding the Sanjuwan base attack and combing operation conducted by the Indian Army, the Defence Minister repeatedly said: "Pakistan will have to pay for the misadventure". "Intelligence inputs indicate that these terrorists were being controlled by their handlers from across the border", the minister said late on Monday.
"Evidence is being scrutinised by the National Investigation Agency". "We are aware that Pakistan has been expanding its terror arc till Pir Panjal ranges". "(But) It will be taken care of", the army commander said.More news: Matt Jenkins returns to West Brom as new chief exec
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India has long accused Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the line of control (LoC) that separates the two sides in the region. She said that Islamabad's culpability in such terror attacks had been proved over and over again. However, she claimed, "Activities of terrorists in the hinterlands are severely curtailed due to relentless efforts of security forces".
He was referring to former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of terrorism.
"Since the terrorist were dressed in battle fatigues and had similar appearance to their possible target victims, the operation had to be done to eliminate the possibility of any mistaken identity of collateral damage". "I wish to express my deepest condolences on loss of lives of our soldiers". She said, "I compliment the valour of our courageous soldiers".
Shiv Dev Singh Jamwal, the police chief for Jammu, announced the high alert in the region after the attack that also resulted in 10 further injuries.
She refused to be drawn into the controversy over Jammu and Kashmir chief minister's statement that talks with Pakistan are a must to end bloodshed in the Valley. She visited the Military Hospital, Jammu and enquired about the health of the injured persons of Sunjwan terror attack.
"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.