ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that the strike across the Line of Control was a grave aggression by India against Pakistan, ANI reported.
Qureshi said that “better sense” should prevail in India after Indian jets crossed into Pakistan and carried out a strike on militant terror camps.
Qureshi warned India not to challenge Pakistan and said “better sense should prevail in India”, according to a statement cited by state-run Radio Pakistan.
“The Foreign Minister said the nation should not be worried over the Indian act as the defenders of the country are fully prepared to respond to any misadventure,” Radio Pakistan added on its website.
Qureshi has summoned an emergency meeting in Islamabad to discuss the security situation, ANI reported.
The Pakistan Army has alleged that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control (LoC) in Muzaffarabad sector.
“Indian aircraft intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the army, said in a tweet.
“Indian Air Force violated Line of Control Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back,” he tweeted.