Pakistan will pay for its misadventure: Nirmala Sitharaman after Jammu terror attack

JAMMU: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman warned on Monday that Pakistan will pay a price for the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu that left five soldiers and a civilian dead in a two-day gunfight.

"Giving the evidences to Pakistan will be a continuous process. It will have to be proved over and over again that they are responsible. Pakistan will pay for this misadventure," Sitharaman said in a press conference.

The deaths of "our soldiers won't go in vain".

The operation was called off on Monday morning after the three attacker who targeted the Sunjuwan camp were killed. A fourth one, she said, may have been a guide and didn't enter the military base.

Sitharaman said the three militants were Pakistanis and were handled by their Jaish-e-Muhammad leaders across the border. "The demography of the cantonment and the adjoining area indicates the possibility of local support to the terrorists."

She said giving evidence to Pakistan would not prevent the Indian Army from responding "appropriately and at a time we deem fit".

Sitharaman visited those wounded at a military hospital in Jammu. The defence minister then met chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

She was briefed on the security situation in the wake of the Sunjuwan terror attack, officials said.


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