Addressing a press conference at Tiger Cantonment in Jammu, the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman challenged and said "Pakistan will pay for this misadventure."
Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist outfit led by Maulana Azhar Masood was behind the barbaric act in which Pakistani sponsored terrorists attacked the families of bare handed soldiers, after intruding inside Sunjuwan Military Station, on Saturday early morning.
It is worth mentioning that after Uri Terror Attack on an army camp in September 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had challenged Pakistan and then surgical strikes happened in which Indian Special Forces attacked militant training camps after crossing LoC. Now Defence Minister also challenged Pakistan after this terror attack on army's residential quarters.
"We are working in coordination with Ministry of Home Affairs and State Government and we will continue with the same", said the DM.
The DM informed that the inquiry of the case has been handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA). She added that the sanitized operation is still on.
"As far as operation was concerned, it was very clean and there were no fatal casualties during the counter operation and this was the reason that the operation was deliberately delayed and all the 189 residential quarters were searched," said the DM and added that the three terrorists were killed, but there were intelligence inputs on four terrorists involved in the attack. "One might be the guide, who did not enter the military premises," she further added.
When asked about local support if any or the involvement of 'Rohangyas' (Myanmari nationals) in the terror attack, Sitharaman said that army will share the evidence with Jammu & Kashmir Police and they will investigate it further.
Defence Minster Sitharaman also met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the CM stated that talks will be initiated with Pakistan. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the overall security scenario in the state particularly in the backdrop of continued shelling on the borders and the attack on Army camp at Sunjwan.
Additionally, the Defence Minister deemed the raising of concrete structures by civilians on the surroundings of Sunjuwan Military Stations as one of the main risks in such terror attacks.
"Yes it is a problem. Local residents raising structures adjoining to peripheries of walls of military establishments is risky, but it is happening everywhere in the country and we will see into possible solutions", said the Defence Minister.