India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that India will not keep quiet to any act of terrorism and giving “appropriate response” to all terrorism incidents is the new normal for the country.
While interacting with Indian students from various universities of the Greater Washington area, Shringla said that Pakistan needs to meet its international obligations to crackdown on terrorist networks and safe havens within its territory.
“This time, India opted for pre-emptive attack, mainly because terrorists were planning to launch another terrorist attack inside India, he said referring to the daring air strike by Indian Air Force deep inside Pakistan. By doing so, India ensured that it was a non-military, and in remote area with no civilian casualties,” he said.
While updating the Indian students of the activities taking place back home, he said that Pakistan did not take any action against terrorist organisations or its leaders despite India giving actionable intelligence against the 26/11, Pathankot and Uri attacks.
India recently bombed and destroyed JeM’s biggest training camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC) early Tuesday, killing a “very large number” of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders.
Forty CRPF soldiers were killed in a suicide terror attack by Pakistan-based JeM in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. Tensions between the two countries have escalated since then.