Nirmala Sitharaman says Sunjuwan attack was sponsored by Masood Azhar

13 February 2018, 08:23 AM

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds press conference over security situation in Jammu.

The counter-terrorist operation in Sunjuwan was called off today at 10.30, however, the sanitisation operation is on, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Jammu.

6 fatal casualties, including a civilian, were cost by the terrorists. 3 terrorists have been eliminated. There were reports of 4 terrorists. The fourth terrorist must have been a guide and may not have entered the Camp area, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed, sponsored by Azhar Masood residing in Pakistan and deriving support from there says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Jammu.

All the pieces of evidence collected have been compiled. Definitely, they will be given to Pakistan. Even after giving dossiers after dossiers Pakistan has not taken any action: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Giving the pieces of evidence to Pakistan will be a continuous process. It will have to be proved over and over again that they are responsible. Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Intelligence inputs show that terrorists were controlled by their handlers from across the border. The evidence is being scrutinised by the NIA. Pakistan is expanding the arch of terror to areas south of Pir Panjal and resorting to ceasefire violations to assist infiltration: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

First Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 07:20 PM
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