New Delhi: Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Tuesday’s air strike by India is an act of aggression and Pakistan reserves the right to retaliate.
A report from Pakistan said quoting Qureshi that Pakistan has the right to act in self-defence.
The comments came after Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said Indian Air Force jets had taken out a terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in a pre-dawn strike on Tuesday.
Gokhale said the strike was an pre-emptive one in self-defence, given that there was a large amount of intelligence stating that the Jaish-e-Mohammed would launch another strike.
The Indian strike against the Pakistani camp was in retaliation to a terror attack in Pulwama on 14 February in which 42 CRPF personnel were killed.