Tension between India and Pakistan heightens following attack on Indian forces

Tension between India and Pakistan heightens following attack on Indian forces

Tension between India and Pakistan heightens following attack on Indian forces

Written by Staff Writer

19 Feb, 2019 | 9:25 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that Pakistan will retaliate if India launches any form of attack against Pakistan.

He made this statement responding to a claim by the Indian Premier Narendra Modi that Pakistan was supporting terrorism and called on India to produce evidence to support its claims that Pakistan was involved.

More than forty members of India’s security forces died in Thursday’s (February 14) suicide bombing on their convoy.

A suicide bomber rammed a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on February 14th.

The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Following a twelve hour offensive operation launched by India, authorities confirmed that they killed the mastermind behind the deadly bombing, named Shashi Rashid aka “Kamran”.

Speaking at a rally last Friday(February 15) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Pakistan which is isolated among the international community is attempting to destabilize India using terrorism. He also noted that perpetrators behind the attack will be definitely punished. He added that the security forces have the full clearance to fight terrorism.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan issued a harsh response to this allegation and noted that he strongly denies the allegation that Pakistan supports terrorism.

He stressed that terrorism is a common enemy and they would never support terrorism. He noted that if credible evidence is produced, he would take action. He added that Indian politicians want to increase their votes due to the upcoming elections in May. He also noted that if Pakistan is threatened they would retaliate too.

International media reports state that with the Indian general elections due in May, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modhi is under pressure following the blast.

The premier had granted total freedom for the security forces to eradicate terrorism against such a backdrop.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army Chief of Kashmir Lieutenant General K.J.S. Dillon warned mothers to ask their sons to surrender immediately if they are combatants. The Indian Army Chief added that if they refuse they would end up dead.

Meanwhile, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrived in New Dehli India after concluding a visit to Pakistan. He said that he will assist to calm the tensions between the two nations. During his visit to Pakistan Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman inked trade agreements worth US$ 20bn.


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