Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today condemned India’s surgical strikes. He asserted that Pakistan too is ready with its ‘defence’. Radio Pakistan quoted him as saying that the Indian operation led to the death of two Pakistani soldiers.
“Our intent for peaceful neighbourhood should not be mistaken as our weakness as our valiant forces are fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of our country,” the Prime Minister said.
He said Pakistan can “thwart any evil design made to undermine the sovereignty of Pakistan”.
India caused “significant casualties” on terrorists and those who support them during surgical strikes across the India-Pakistan border late on Wednesday, the Indian Army has said.
“India cannot allow terrorists to operate across the LoC (Line of Control) and strike with impunity,” Director General Military Operations Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh told a hurriedly called press briefing here, soon after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security.