Friday 21 September 2018

Indian defence minister warns Pakistan ‘will pay’ over Kashmir attack

Government troops ended the attack by militants that began at dawn on Saturday.

Indian villagers gather during the cremation of Indian army soldier Madan Lal Choudhary, who was killed in Saturday’s militant attack (AP)
Indian villagers gather during the cremation of Indian army soldier Madan Lal Choudhary, who was killed in Saturday’s militant attack (AP)

By Paul McGurk

India’s defence minister has said gunmen belonging to the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed were behind an attack on an army camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir – and warned Islamabad that it “would pay for this misadventure”.

Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters in Jammu, the site of the attack, that New Delhi would present Pakistan with evidence linking the outlawed terror group to the attack.

Government troops ended the attack by militants that began at dawn on Saturday when they stormed the Sunjuwan army base on the outskirts of Jammu.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and training several militant groups active in Indian Kashmir.

The region is divided between the nuclear-armed rivals, but claimed by both.

Press Association

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