The Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan Tuesday during a meeting of the Pakistani national security council, threatened with retaliation against India in the aftermath of the air raid of Tuesday.
“India has excessive aggressive act, which Pakistan will respond at a time and location of your choice”, reads the statement of the prime minister. The Pakistani parliament on Wednesday called for a spoedzitting.
A military spokesman, referring to the nuclear arsenal of Pakistan. “Wednesday is the national authority that supervises and decides on the use of nuclear weapons convened. You all know what that means,” he said.
India conducted Tuesday, an airstrike on a, say a “terrorist camp” of the terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammad on Pakistani territory. It is the first time that India is the airspace of Pakistan has been violated since the war between the two countries in 1971.
India calls attack a preventive and not military
According to India, the camps “completely destroyed” and there are “hundreds of deaths”. Pakistan denies that there are any victims cases and declares that the Indian fighters are reversed after they were attacked by Pakistani aircraft. The bombs would be in an open field and dropped.
The Indian secretary of state for Foreign Affairs, Vijay Gokhale said Tuesday in a press statement that India’s attack is because reliable information has shown that, from the terrorist camp suicide attacks to be prepared. He argues that the “preventive” attack was not aimed against the Pakistani state, but against Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Pakistani prime minister threatens with retaliation for military action in India
Tensions ran earlier this month in the disputed region of Kashmir
The tensions between the two nuclear powers were earlier this month after a suicide attack in the indian-controlled part of the region of Kashmir. It came on February 14, forty Indian soldiers to life. Jaish-e-Mohammad, from Pakistan operates, claimed the attack on.
Kashmir since the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947 divided into three administrative parts. China controls the north-eastern part, Pakistan the northwest and India to the central and southern part. India considers, however, the entire region as its own territory. Pakistan and India have two wars being waged over the disputed region; the first from 1947 to 1948 and the Second Kashmiroorlog took place in 1965.
The air raid of Tuesday seems to be out of Kashmir to have occurred, near the town of Balakot.
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