India says Pakistan 'will pay' after Kashmir army camp attack

India says Pakistan 'will pay' after Kashmir army camp attack

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has said that Pakistan is fully committed and capable of defending itself against any act of aggression. "The terrorists had chosen to attack a military station which housed both troops and families of the Indian Army", Sitharaman said.

The Defence Minister said she is analysing the situation closely and will definitely come out with a solution.

But the attack on Sunjuwan camp, which has prompted the security agencies to maintain a state of high alert in the Jammu region, isn't the only instance of successful militant attacks.

Referring to the attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp on Saturday which left 6 soldiers and a civilian dead, Sethi said the three militants killed belonged to Pakistan. "The terrorists have been eliminated although there was information of four terrorists in the area... likely that the fourth [attacker] was a guide and didn't enter the premises", the minister said, putting the overall toll at nine.

Security officials said, terrorists, apparently suicide attackers, carrying backpacks and armed with AK 47 rifles tried to approach the CRPF camp in the area.

"Giving the evidences to Pakistan will be a continuous process".

Asked whether the government was sharing evidence with Pakistan, Sitharaman replied in the affirmative. She accused Pakistan of violating the ceasefire to send terrorists across the border.

The attack in Sunjuwan was the deadliest on the Indian army since late 2016. "Certainly, we will take action", she said.

"Three JeM operatives were killed after an intense exchange of fire that lasted nearly 37 hours", S.D. Jamwal, Jammu's Inspector General of Police told BenarNews.

"Pakistan will have to pay a price for this".

Six soldiers, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and father of one of the slain soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured in the attack. "Yet Pakistan, in spite of being given dossier after dossier, has not taken any action", she told reporters in Jammu. One of these evidences was that the attack was carried out by JeM which, she said, was being sponsored by Moulana Masood Azhar who lives in Pakistan.

Sitharaman said the activities of terrorists in the hinterland were severely curtailed due to the relentless efforts of the security forces. She complemented the valour of soldiers for carrying out the entire operation with precision.

But Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said hours earlier that a dialogue with Pakistan "was the only option" to end violence in the Jammu and Kashmir. There were reports of 4 terrorists.