World War 3: India declares Pakistan ‘WILL PAY for expanding arc of TERROR’ after attack
INDIA has declared that Pakistan “will pay” for an attack on an army base in the Jammu region that killed at least six people, the country’s defence minister starkly warned.
By JOSEPH CAREY
Tue, Feb 13, 2018
Nirmala Sitharaman declared that Pakistan was “expanding the arc of terror” following the devastating attack and vowed to avenge the killings.
She stated: “Our intelligence inputs indicate that these terrorists were being controlled by their handlers from across the border.
“Pakistan is expanding the arc of terror resorting to ceasefire violations (on the border) to assist infiltration. Pakistan will pay for this misadventure.”
Following the attack, New Delhi pointed the finger at Pakistani military group Jaish-e-Muhammad for carrying out the attack on the army base that houses over 3,500 troops.
The defence minister also disclosed that one of the four militants are believed to have stayed outside the camp’s premises during the attack.
She continued: “The terrorists have been eliminated although there was information of four terrorists in the area… likely that the fourth (attacker) was a guide and didn’t enter the premises.”
Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) declared that it was involved in the horrific attack and paid tribute to the militants involved in having a “knowledge of war tactics”.
Meanwhile, the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, desperately cried out for dialogue between the two South Asian nations to end the “bloodshed”.
She tweeted: “Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end the bloodshed. I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn’t matter.
“The people of Jammu and Kashmir are suffering. We have to talk because war is not an option.”
Jammu is located in the India held Kashmir (IHK) – the area has been the source of conflict for the two nations that have seen devastating attacks launched by both sides.
Pakistan accused India of creating a “smear campaign against Pakistan and the deliberate creation of war hysteria”.
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