Pak will robustly respond to India's aggression: Khurram Dastgir

ANI | Updated: Feb 13, 2018 19:09 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan] February 13 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir on Tuesday said the Pakistan government will respond robustly to any aggression from India's side.

Datgir's remark comes a day after his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman said Pakistan will pay for the attack on an Army base in Jammu region which claimed six lives.

"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. We will defend robustly every inch of Pakistan's soil," Pakistan Defence Minister said.

Earlier on Monday, addressing a press briefing regarding the Sunjwan base attack and combing operation conducted by the Indian Army, the Defence Minister repeatedly said: "Pakistan will have to pay for the misadventure."

At least five army personnel and a civilian were killed in the attack at Sanjuwan Army base early on Saturday morning.

The Defence Minister said Pakistan was expanding the arch of terror to areas south of Pir Panjal, and the Pakistani Army resorting to ceasefire violations to assist infiltration.

"Terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which is sponsored by Masood Azhar. He resides in Pakistan and derives support from there," Sitharaman said in Jammu.

The Defence Minister further said, all the evidence have been compiled and will definitely be given to Pakistan. "Even after giving dossiers after dossiers, Pakistan has not taken any action."

The counter-terrorist operation at the base was called off on Monday at 10.30 a.m. The sanitisation operation is however on, she added. (ANI)