Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, at a briefing in Jammu, said, “Intelligence inputs show the terrorists (who attacked the Sunjuwan camp that left five soldiers and a civilian dead in Jammu) were controlled by their handlers from across the border… there are indications they also had some local support. Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure.”
Amid cross-border terror attacks and Nirmala Sitharaman’s warning, Pakistan defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan says India should refrain from the “knee-jerk reaction of blaming Pakistan without substantiation”.
Any aggression or misadventure by India will be “met with an equal and proportionate response”, Islamabad said on Monday in response to New Delhi’s warning that Pakistan would be made to pay for cross-border terror attacks.
“Pakistan will pay India in its own coin in case of any Indian misadventure. Any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response,” Khan said in a statement.