Detail Of Terrorism Update
Thursday, February 22, 2018


India

Pakistan will have to pay for misadventure, warns Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

In a stern warning that indicated ‘imminent retaliatory action’ against Pakistan by the Army in the wake of Sunjuwan terror attack, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 12 declared that Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure even as she asserted that the attackers were being controlled by their handlers from across the border and also indicated that they enjoyed ‘local support’ here in carrying out the attack, reports Daily Excelsior. “Pakistan will have to pay for this adventure,’’ she repeated twice during brief media-interaction at Tigers Division (Jammu) late in the evening after flying over Sunjuwan Military Station for aerial supervision of the encounter site, meeting Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and visiting Military Hospital, Satwari to inquire condition of the injured.

Sitharaman, however, declined to set timeline for making Pakistan to pay for the misadventure. “I won’t set the timeline but Pakistan will have to pay for this. Giving evidence to Pakistan for all attacks including dossiers after dossiers doesn’t deny us the right to respond befittingly. Giving evidences to Pakistan will strengthen our arguments,’’ she said, responding to a question that whether the Government of India will once again give evidence to Pakistan on its involvement in Sunjuwan terror attack notwithstanding the fact that Pakistan hasn’t acted on previous such dossiers given on Mumbai, Pathankot and other such terror strikes. Sitharaman maintained that handing over evidence to Pakistan has to be a continuous process though they haven’t acted on previous dossiers. “All evidence will be compiled and in coordination with Ministries of Home and External Affairs, they will be given to Pakistan. The Mumbai masterminds are free and roaming happily in Pakistan. The handlers are back and influencing the terrorists,’’ she said in an apparent reference to free movement of Hafiz Saeed and Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in Pakistan. She, however, didn’t comment on a question as to whether India would conduct ‘Surgical Strikes 2’ on Pakistan.

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