After India conducting its surgical strikes on Thursday against Pakistan on its terror launch pads along the LoC, the Pakistan defence minister Mohammad Khwaja threatened India to use nuclear weapon.
The Indian Union Home Ministry issued a statement to “maintain high levels of vigil to thwart any attempts by terrorists to strike back”. In case of ceasefire by Pakistan, the government also ordered the BSF to use its ‘full force’.
A senior intelligence bureau officer said that the next 10-15 days will be very critical for India so the highest level of vigilance is essential till the end of October. An emergency advisory has been issued on the border states including Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab as well as the metros. “Coastal security measures have been stepped up, too.”
The official said that the major threat at the moment was the terrorists who have infiltrated into the Indian Border earlier. “Almost 85-90 terrorists have infiltrated this year.”
During an hour long meeting, the Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the security condition with Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. In the meeting the Home Minister was briefed about the measures taken to nullify any attacks by Pakistan on the BSF posts or civilians.
The BSF instructed the local administration to assist them in moving the civilians from the villages along the LoC. The officials said that two more battalions have been joined in the Jammu border in addition to around 15 battalion on the 190 km stretch.
According to a Home Ministry official, “Forces have been asked to be prepared but wait and watch. We will not be the aggressor. But if Pakistan indulges in unprovoked firing at the border, the BSF will reply in the manner that it did in 2014.”
Us’s ‘direct message’ to Pakistan
Today US gave Pakistan a ‘direct message’ in a reply of Pakistan’s threat to use nuclear weapon against India. The US also said that an action has been taken on the terrorist outfits based within the country.
US regularly pressurizing Pakistan by calling it to “delegitimize terrorist groups”. The Deputy spokesman at the US State Department, Mark Toner said that US expressed their concern on the cross-border terrorism and that surely includes the Uri attack. “We continue to urge actions to combat and de-escalate and delegitimize terrorist groups like LeT, Haqqani network, as well as JeM.”
Hafiz Saeed threatened India
A day after India carried out the strikes, Jamaat ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed threatened India that now Pakistan would “show India what surgical strikes are” and not even US can do anything to protect Indians.
He asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to give command to the Pak army that they can freely conduct strikes against India. He referred to the Kashmir unrest and said that the whole world was silent when the Indian army killed the Kashmiris but when Kashmiri mujahideen carried out attack in Uri, the US and others only responded then.
The JuD chief and 26/11 mastermind said that India claimed the death of only 20 soldiers but they were hiding from the media that more than 177 Indian army men including majors and colonels were killed. “They were shown only a glimpse of our revenge…India has owned up to crossing the LoC. You will get the deserved response soon.”
It seems like after India’s surgical strikes there would be many nexts. But we can assume that a crucial period would come in front of Indian. We can just cross our fingers and pray no more army men and civilians would be killed as a result of revenge.