Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has claimed that India will conduct a surgical strike against Pakistan “if it violates”, adding that the time for talks was over and it was time to “react”, Indian media reported. reported on Thursday.
According to Hindustan TimesThe minister said that talks used to take place when there were attacks on India’s border, but now New Delhi gives a befitting reply to terrorist attacks.
Shah made the remarks referring to the alleged surgical strikes carried out by India in 2016, a claim that rejected by Pakistan.
“The surgical strike under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar was an important step. We sent a message that no one can disturb India’s borders. There was time for talks, but now time has come. ” The report quoted Shah as saying.
According to india todayShah – who was addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a university in Goa’s Dharbandora – also said: “The surgical strikes proved that we do not tolerate attacks. If you violate, more will come.”
In 2016, at least two Pakistani Army personnel were killed in firing by Indian soldiers across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian officials had claimed that the surgical strike was carried out by the Indian Army on “terror launch pads on the LoC”. However, the Pakistani military had dismissed the claims and called it a “fabrication of the truth”.
Similarly, on February 26, 2019, India had tried to launch a similar operation against Pakistan, but failed and two of its planes were shot down by the Pakistan Air Force.