India says Pakistan will pay for Kashmir ‘misadventure’

Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefs the media about militant attack at the Sunjwan army camp in Jammu on February 12. – AFP

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India Feb 13, (Agencies): India has warned Pakistan that it would pay for a deadly militant attack on an Indian army camp in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, the latest violence in the disputed region to stoke tension between the nuclear-armed rivals. Pakistan responded by saying it was “fully committed and capable of defending itself against any act of aggression” and India had unfairly blamed it for the attack “without a shred of evidence”.

Saturday’s attack on the camp near Jammu, in the Indian-controlled part of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region, was the worst in months with six soldiers and the father of a soldier killed. At least three militants were killed, according to Indian officials. Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters the army had evidence the attack originated from Pakistan.

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