February 26, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Indian government has said that it carried out a “non-military preemptive action specifically targeted at a Jaish-e-Mohammed camp” in Balakot.
India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale claimed that the strikes were confined to a JeM training facility in Balakot. He said the target was chosen to avoid civilian casualties.
Indian Foreign Secretary claimed that the camp, located in thick forests on a hill top away from civilian areas, was run by Maulana Yusuf Azhar, brother-in-law of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar.
He refused to take any questions after the press briefing.
Watch Video of Press Briefing Posted by India’s Public Information Bureau:
Meanwhile, there are reports that the government of Pakistan has called upon a high level meeting. Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a video statement that the Pakistan has right to self defence in wake of alleged violation of line of control by the Indian state.
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