Pakistan will pay price for Jammu terror attack: Nirmala Sitharaman


"We expect the worldwide community to take cognizance of the belligerent and repeated Indian statements against Pakistan, which are not only against global law but also threatens regional peace and stability", he added. "I repeat, Pakistan will pay for it". At least ten people, including soldiers, women and children, were injured. As per a military estimates, there are more than 300 militants active in Kashmir Valley, of which half are foreign nationals. "Pakistan is expanding the arch of terror to areas south of Pir Panjal and resorting to ceasefire violations to assist infiltration", said the Defence Minister. Three suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists involved in the attack were killed in the retaliatory action by the Army inside the camp and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from them. These terrorist organisations will use Pakistan's area to conduct attacks against India and Afghanistan and work against USA interests in the area. Their handlers are across the border. "Not a Bihari, not a Punjabi", she said.

Asked whether the government was sharing evidence with Pakistan, Sitharaman had replied in the affirmative.

Apart from her tweet, Mehbooba, on the floor of the house had said, "If Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti say hold talks with Pakistan, they are dubbed anti-national".

She confirmed that three and not four militants have been killed during the armed standoff.

She said terrain configuration on the borders and snow conditions make it hard to completely stop infiltrations. "There is no solution without dialogue", she said.

The defence minister then met chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who briefed her on the security situation in the wake of the Sunjuwan terror attack.

She also tweeted the Urdu translation of the tweet an hour later.

Sitharaman said the activities of terrorists in the hinterland were severely curtailed due to the relentless efforts of the security forces. "This immediate action forced terrorists to split into individual positions and prevented a coordinated strike".

On possible Indian retaliation against the terror attack on the Sunjuwan camp, Lt Gen Anbu said, "Operating along the LoC (Line of Control) is quite complex and challenging. I compliment the valour of our courageous soldiers". "A 189 flats had to be cleared", she said.

The army and police are on high alert in Jammu after the Saturday's fidayeen attack on army camp at Sunjwan.