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    ‘China for mechanism with India to share Brahmaputra waters’

    Beijing, October 10

    'China for mechanism with India to share Brahmaputra waters’

    Refuting reports of China joining water wars between India and Pakistan by blocking a tributary of Brahmaputra river, Chinese official media on Monday said that Beijing is ready to join a multi-lateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the waters.

    Relations between China and India should not be affected by “imaginary water war”, an article in the state-run Global Times said, adding that Beijing is unlikely to use Brahmaputra river water as a potential weapon.

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    The article said China is willing to have multilateral cooperation with India and Bangladesh to share the waters. The proposal is significant as China has no water treaty with India to share the river waters.

    “It is easy to understand the anger of Indian people as they read recent news reports saying China had blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra river, which is a trans-boundary river flowing from Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region into the northeastern Indian state of Assam and later into Bangladesh, serving as an important water source for the regions,” it said.

    “The move by China to temporarily blockade the tributary to construct a dam sparked widespread concerns in India, but people in the downstream country may be ignoring one thing,” it said, adding that the reservoir capacity of the dam on the Xiabuqu river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, is less than 0.02 per cent of the average annual runoff of the Brahmaputra.

    “Frankly, there is no need for India to overreact to such projects, which aim to help with reasonable development and utilisation of water resources,” it said.

    However, what is worrying is that some local Indian media outlets linked the blockage with India’s recent water dispute with Pakistan, trying to create the false impression that China may be interested in taking part in the “so-called water war between the two South Asian countries to give Pakistan silent support,” the article stated. “However, construction of the dam project on the tributary of the Brahmaputra started in June 2014,” it added.

    “It is clear the blockade to construct the dam does not target India, and relevant countries should not read too much into the move,” the write-up maintained.

    While it is understandable that India is sensitive to China’s water exploitation on the Brahmaputra as a downstream country, “China is unlikely to use the waters of the river as a potential weapon,” it said.

    Pointing that China is the source of several trans-boundary rivers including the Lancang-Mekong River, which runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, it said, “If China blocked the Brahmaputra for political reasons, such a move would cause panic among the five Southeast Asian nations and therefore damage China’s relationship with them.”

    The article said there are cooperation mechanisms for China and the five Southeast Asian countries that can help coordinate sustainable use of water resources in the Lancang-Mekong River and share information.

    “We believe that China is willing to borrow from the experience of this mechanism when it comes to promoting cooperation among the Brahmaputra’s three major riparian countries. This will be the most effective solution to the water dispute between China and India,” it said.

    “Realistically, people may need to make efforts to persuade India, rather than China, to accept a multilateral cooperation mechanism involving all of the Brahmaputra’s riparian countries,” it added.

    At the same the article has accused India of “making increasing efforts to exploit the Brahmaputra River through various forms”, in a bid to develop the river’s water resources.

    “Some efforts may have harmed the interests of downstream Bangladesh, but the lack of bargaining power for Bangladesh, whose economy is highly dependent on India, has resulted in limited public attention,” it said.

    “India may feel reluctant to establish a cooperation mechanism among the Brahmaputra’s riparian countries because such a mechanism is likely restrain India from moves that might hurt Bangladesh’s interests,” it said. —PTI

    Pak terrorists out to ‘make India bleed’, says IB report

    Pak terrorists out to ‘make India bleed’, says IB report
    Army personnel at the scene of a gunfight with suspected militants in Pampore, south of Srinagar, on Monday. AFP

    Mukesh Ranjan

    Tribune News Service

    New Delhi, October 10

    Islamabad’s overture of asking its Army and the ISI to reign in terror outfits could only be a ploy to dodge the Indian establishment and the international community, feel officials of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), as according to one of the intercepts, handlers of a terror group were heard directing their men on the ground to “make India bleed”.Thus, for the past one week, the IB has been issuing regular updates on possible terrorist attacks in the country. Intelligence officials, while sharing the details of their intercepts with The Tribune, are of the view that the targets could be big cities and “engaging security forces in Jammu & Kashmir is just a ploy on part of jihadi groups”.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today issued an advisory asking states to be extra vigilant against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace and ignite communal tension during the festival season. The MHA has told the police of major cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad) to be extra vigilant during the Dussehra, Durga Puja and Moharram festivities.IB sources said: “For now, the entire security mechanism is focused on the Indo-Pak border and also on Jammu and Kashmir. Terrorist groups would look to use this as a diversionary tactic and attempt a major strike in India.” They also went on to add that even the overtures of the civil government in Pakistan, which directed its Army and the ISI to reign in terror outfits, was also a ploy to “fool New Delhi as well as the international community”.After providing safe abode to LeT chief Hafeez Sayeed and Hizbul Mujahideen boss Sayed Salahuddin at Lahore-based 4 corps formation of the Army, officials of the Pakistan forces are desperate to prove a point and hit back, the IB has learnt. “They will sanction as many strikes as possible and go all out to aid terrorists,” an IB official said. The recent visit by General Raheel Sharrif to the LoC was also a diversionary tactic to make India believe that there would be retaliation on the border.

    250 terrorists looking to ‘avenge’ LoC strikes

    • At least 250 terrorists belonging to three Pak-based terror groups are active in the Valley, trying to target security forces to ‘avenge’ the surgical strikes carried out by the Army.
    • Government sources say most belonging to LeT, JeM and HM infiltrated before the surgical strikes early on September 29 and have been instructed by handlers across the border to target security forces in the Valley. PTI

    How US diplomacy put brakes on India-Pakistan escalation after surgical strikes

    US diplomacy played a crucial role in ensuring that the tension between India and Pakistan was not escalated further in the aftermath of Indias surgical strikes against terrorists in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

    When US National security Advisor Susan Rice called Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, apparently she did not do so to support Indias surgical strikes against Pakistan.

    According to those in the know, the US administration also reached out to Pakistan.

    The US message to both countries was the same: do not escalate the conflict.

    US diplomatic intervention could be the reason why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is advising people not to thump their chests. And it might also explain why Pakistan is denying that any surgical strikes by India took place. However, nothing prevents the two sides to instead opt for a propaganda war which suits the political class on both sides.

    According to informed sources, Rice advised India against chest-thumping after striking some forward locations of the Pakistan Army. India was counseled to be patient and not do anything that might impact the outcome of the US Presidential election due on 8 November.

    US calculationsThe US calculation was that any escalation of India-Pakistan conflict would damage the foreign policy legacy of President Barack Obama in his last days in office. Additionally, a conflict between India and Pakistan would give a handle to the Republican Challenger Donald Trump. He would use the escalating conflict between two nuclear neighbours to berate the Obama administration.

    Rice apparently condemned the cross-border terrorist strike at Uri. Until her call to the Indian NSA, the US Secretary of State John Kerry had situated the Uri terrorist strike in the context of the violence that had been going on in Kashmir for the last two and half months and given call of ending all violence.

    Thus, while Rices phone call represented a movement forward in recognising Pakistans role in promoting cross-border terrorism against India, her essential message to India was to tone down the military rhetoric and not escalate the conflict.

    She apparently made it clear that if the Democrats won the presidential election, then India could expect the continuation of the current administrations policy towards Pakistan and Islamabads promotion of UN designated terrorist groups – that is, the Haqqani network, the Jaish-e-Muhammad, Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba. However, if the Republicans won, she warned that then India would have to wait for the new administration to take over in January and for the emergence of Donald Trumps policy towards the region.

    Rices message to PakistanIn the US communication to Pakistan, Islamabad was reprimanded for not condemning the Uri attack which had invited Indian retaliation.

    It might be recalled, that Pakistan Prime Minister had justified the Uri attack to reporters in London, while on his way back from attending the UN General Assembly meeting in. New York. He had said, “The Uri attack can be the reaction of the atrocities in Kashmir, as the close relatives and near and dear ones of those killed and blinded over the last two months were hurt and outraged.”

    The Americans apparently told Pakistan that despite the US advising it to condemn the Uri attack, the Pakistani leadership had deliberately chosen to ignore it. US is believed to have warned Pakistan against taking any military retaliation to worsen the situation.

    This is what possibly led to Pakistan going in the denial mode while India did nothing beyond hyping the strikes on Pakistani forward positions as a series of major surgical strikes.

    If Pakistan claims that the exchange of fire was routine one on the LoC and no ingress by Indian soldiers took place into territory under its control, there is little rationale for it to escalate the issue militarily. Even if the Pakistan military might be seething within, under US advice it is unlikely to do anything precipitate immediately.

    The US advice is perhaps one of the reasons why India is unlikely to release whatever evidence it has of the military strikes. The ultra-nationalists in India can continue celebrating India having crossed the Rubicon of strategic restraint to punish Pakistan, while Pakistan can keep trying to debunk Indian claims.

    Churn in IslamabadIn Pakistan, it is perhaps this marginalisation by the US which might have forced the unprecedented exchange at a meeting reported by Pakistans leading newspaper, Dawn. It has reported on a recent showdown between the Pakistani civil and military authorities on containing terrorism.

    In the meeting between the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, apparently, the ISI was told about the international isolation of Pakistan and the need to act against terrorist groups operating from Pakistan.

    The message to the ISI was apparently that “military-led intelligence agencies are not to interfere if law enforcement acts against militant groups that are banned or until now considered off-limits for civilian action.”

    Significantly, the news story in Dawn claims that Foreign Secretary Chaudhary in his briefing to the gathering said that US-Pakistan “relations have deteriorated and will likely further deteriorate.” He told the meeting that “the principal international demands are for action against Masood Azhar and the Jaish-e-Muhmmad; Hafiz Saeed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba; and the Haqqani network.”

    On India, Chaudhry reportedly said that the principle demands were the completion of the Pathankot investigation and some visible action against Jaish-e-Muhammad.

    Surprisingly, the Pakistan Foreign Secretary also reported that China was also unhappy and wanted a change of course by Pakistan. China apparently has also questioned the logic of being asked to repeatedly block the designation of Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN.

    However, the Pakistan PMO has since denied the report.

    Security experts familiar with Pakistan, however, are reluctant to overplay the importance to this meeting. “Such presentations have happened in the past also. What matters is what the Pakistan Army does on the ground. The Pakistan Army needs these terrorists for bleeding India in Kashmir and it needs to keep the Kashmir issue alive for its own survival,” one of them said.

    Another security expert said that while Pakistan may not want the escalation of military tensions with India under US advice, it was highly unlikely that it would act against the terrorist groups it uses as its proxies in the region.

    “General Raheel Sharif will not allow action against the LeT, JeM, Hafiz Saeed or Masood Azhar in the run up to his retirement in November. Only after his retirement would anything become possible – that is, if at all such action is taken under international pressure,” he claimeed

    ‘Pak would move towards China, Russia as US is declining’

    ‘Pak would move towards China, Russia as US is declining’
    Special Kashmir Envoy of Sharif, Mushahid Hussain Syed, said this in the US

    Washington, October 6

    America is “no longer a world power” and Pakistan would move towards China and Russia if its views on Kashmir and India are not considered, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s envoys have said here.“(The) US is no longer a world power. It is a declining power. Forget about it,” Special Kashmir Envoy of Sharif, Mushahid Hussain Syed, was heard as saying on Wednesday after the conclusion of an interaction at the Atlantic Council, one of the top American think-tanks.

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    Syed and Shazra Mansab, another Kashmir envoy, are in the US as part of the Pakistani effort to apprise the global community of the current situation in Kashmir and allegations of human rights violations in the Valley.Syed has gone to the extent to warn the US that Pakistan would move towards China and Russia if its views on Kashmir and India were not considered.He was apparently responding to a question from a member in the audience after the conclusion of the 90-minute interaction during which he expressed his frustration over the lack of response to his point of view on Kashmir and India.The remarks of Syed were not recorded on camera, but were heard prominently by those inside the room.Thereafter, he was quick to point out China and the newly perceived relationship with Russia, which he had mentioned during his interaction at the Atlantic Council.Syed submitted a dossier of alleged human rights violation in Kashmir to Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Olson.With no takers for Pakistan’s Kashmir policy, Syed said China is now an important factor in South Asia and described Beijing as part of what he termed as Greater South Asia.“There has been slow and steady building of relationship between Moscow and Islamabad,” he said, referring to the joint military exercise between Pakistan and Russia.Syed said the Putin government has for the first time agreed to sell arms to Pakistan and the US should take note of this changing regional alignment.“Unfortunately under the Obama administration, there was a drift in American foreign policy towards our region, towards Afghanistan. There was confusion and there were a lot of flip-flops. I think, the Obama administration could not figure out this region of Afghanistan and Pakistan and as a consequence this region suffered.“With policies one step back and one step (forward), announcing surge, announcing a cut-off time for exit. Asking sometime Pakistan that please we want to talk to the Taliban and then saying that we want to take on the Taliban and finally they said there would be no American troops and then they end up having 8,500 troops stationed in Afghanistan. It leaves this to the next administration,” he said.Syed said Pakistan felt that the US should look at the region as a whole.“Whether it is Pakistan, India, China, Afghanistan and there is plus also, the Iran nuclear deal…because all these countries can contribute to the stability and security of the region.“And what Pakistan would like to have from the US, I am talking about the incoming administration, because Obama is a guest for the next few months as January 20, 2017 there will be a new administration, that they have to see the region, where they have a more comprehensive perspective, and do not try to compartmentalise peace and security, because that is not possible,” he said.“When you talk of peace in Kabul, you have to ensure that Kashmir is not burning. The US has a long-term interest in Kashmir. They are a party to the UN resolutions. The US has played a very legitimate role in supporting oppressed people, oppressed Muslims (in) Bosnia, Kosovo and even the Kurds.“So Kashmiris today should not suffer, just because Kashmir has no oil or Kashmir is not part of Europe or Kashmiris belong to a certain religious denomination, because we cannot have double standards on those issues,” Syed said.He said Pakistan had a long-standing relationship with the US and “we would like that (to continue). But of course, we have options also. With the greater Russian involvement in the region, they are also interested coming into CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor). Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have also expressed interest in joining CPEC”.He also called for dialogue between India and Pakistan.“Issues cannot be brushed under the carpet. People thought the Kashmir issue is suppressed and buried. It has come back with a bang. It is more significant as (former) president (Bill) Clinton called as a potential nuclear flashpoint. The two nuclear neighbours should learn to talk to each other.“We feel that the way forward is that the region calls for statesmanship and what I call a Nixonian transformation of (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi. If he can have that outreach and develop that statesmanship which Richard Nixon demonstrated in 1971 courtesy Pakistan. I think, the options are there, opportunities are there. The ball is in Modi’s court, can he rise to the occasion as a leader of 1.2 billion people to build a better and peaceful tomorrow,” Syed said.Alleging that the US has done a U-turn of its policies on India, which started from the civic nuclear deal, he said the US is losing sight of the other interests in the region.“The most important interest of the US is stability of Afghanistan and counter-terrorism. And for that they like it or not, they need Pakistan’s cooperation, which they have been getting and we have been providing and we are also suffering in the process. We see the shift (of US policy from Pakistan to India). And that shift would be detrimental to America’s own security and interest in South Asia,” Syed added. PTI

    6-year jail term for man who duped Lance Naik Hemraj’s widow

    Mathura: A man was sentenced to six-year jail for duping the widow of Lance Naik Hemraj, who was beheaded by Pakistani troops in January 2013. The court of the Additional Judicial Magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh on Amit for cheating Dharmavati. — PTIAt UN, India slams Pak for justifying terrorismUnited Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for its “unacceptable” remarks that persistent human rights violations could justify extremism in Kashmir, asserting that no cause can justify terror acts and terrorism is the biggest violation of human rights. “Yesterday, we heard a delegate cloak territorial aggrandisement in an integral part of my country, J&K, in an unacceptable manner,” said MK Rao, Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN. PTICase filed against Kejri, Cong leadersMuzaffarpur: A case was on Wednesday filed in a district court here with a prayer, Jaganath Sah, to prosecute Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Sanjay Nirupam under sedition law for their statements on the surgical strike in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir by the Army. The leaders were alleged to have sought proof in support of the claim that the Army had conducted the strikes across the LoC. PTI

    Curb cross-border movement: China

    Beijing: Days after blocking India’s move to impose a UN ban on Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar, China on Wednesday called for a stronger global response to curb cross-border movement of foreign terrorists. Speaking at a meeting on counter-terrorism in New York, Wu Haitao, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, said frequent cross-border flow of foreign terrorists has caused a greater harm to international security. PTIArmy Chief at South Western CommandJaipur: The Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, on Wednesday visited the South Western Command Headquarters at Jaipur and reviewed the operational preparedness of the Sapta Shakti Command. He was received by Lt Gen Sarath Chand, GOC-in-C, South Western Command. A defence spokesperson said the Army Chief was satisfied with operational readiness of the command. OC


    Managing the strikes Modi must resist AAP, Congress baiting

    A week after the surgical strikes, the Modi government is at an interesting crossroads. The first option is to pick up the threads of the conversation between the two NSAs. The strikes have created the political space for the Prime Minister to begin a serious conversation with Pakistan. The Mumbai 2008 attacks had denied such comfort to Manmohan Singh and even to Modi till the Indian army replied to the Uri strikes in a blaze of publicity. As Kashmir enters the fourth month of street protests and security crackdowns, New Delhi surely knows that the Valley cannot be quietened by domestic political and security initiatives alone. The rabble-rousers may differ but Pakistan will play an important role in bringing normalcy to Kashmir. The second alternative is to score more points by responding to the incessant domestic and Pakistani baiting on the authenticity of the surgical strikes. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is urging the government to make public the army’s raid videos to quell misgivings. Former Union Minister P Chidambaram doubts whether one highly publicised cross-border operation will end India’s woes with Pakistan. Having lost political ground, AAP and the Congress are well within their rights to try to bring down their adversary by questioning its version of events. But the BJP’s angry response to the insinuations by AAP and the Congress should not be allowed to escalate. Very few in India doubt the army’s version about the surgical strikes. If the videos are to be released for maximum effect, that moment has passed. Any attempt to upload digital recordings of the surgical strikes will make the mending of fences more difficult while the skeptics will anyway remain unconvinced about its genuineness. On the other hand, it may not be a good idea to rub Pakistan’s nose in the dust or make its army lose face by releasing the raid videos.  Pakistan is neither a failing state nor a helpless, isolated nation at the mercy of others. Its government may feel compelled to respond with another misadventure. It is doubtful if an escalation will benefit anyone except the radical fringe.

    We’re prepared for any eventuality, says Parrikar

    NEW DELHI: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the surgical strike against terrorists’ launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) was successful and that the country was prepared for any eventuality.

    He also said that the Brigade Commander of Uri was removed following Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag’s decision, a day after Army officers at the Headquarters in New Delhi said no such order has been issued against K Somashanker.

    “Surgical strikes against terrorists’ launch pads were successful. We are prepared for any eventuality,” he told a news channel. Taking a dig at Pakistan, Parrikar said, “My mother always told me if you go into a forest hunting for a rabbit, you have to be prepared for a tiger.”

    Asked about the removal of Somashanker, he said the decision was taken by the Army chief since a probe is on to ascertain the lapses that led to the attack. “Moving out the Uri brigade commander was a call taken by Army chief assessing if there were gaps in SOPs at Uri,” he said. Parrikar added that there was a need for an impartial probe into possible security lapses at Uri.

    The minister also said that efforts are on to secure the release of Indian soldier Chandu Babulal Chauhan, currently in Pakistan’s custody after inadvertently crossing over the border.

    Days after attack, Uri commander shifted Army probes ‘lapses’; more heads may roll

    Days after attack, Uri commander shifted
    Army Chief (Second from left), on a visit to the region on Saturday, met members of special forces who carried out the surgical strikes across the LoC.

    Majid Jahangir

    Tribune News Service

    Srinagar, October 1

    The Army has shifted the commander of the Uri Brigade which was attacked by four Jaish-e-Mohammad fidayeen on September 18, leaving 19 soldiers dead and 24 injured. Brig K Somashanker will be replaced by Colonel GS (General Staff) of the Kilo Force, SP Ahlawat, who was recently promoted as Brigadier, even as an Army inquiry is “underway” to look into possible lapses that could have led to the attack.(Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd)The decision came on a day when Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag was in the state to review the security situation in the wake of heightened tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) following the surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).Sources said more heads may roll once the inquiry by the Northern Command is complete. The Uri Brigade is very close to the LoC and acts as the  first line of defence.Sources said the commander had  been shifted to “facilitate” an impartial probe, but “will assist the probe.” Brig Somashanker is camping in Uri and is busy handing over the charge to his successor. The Uri attack came as 10 Dogra Regiment was in the process of moving out with the 6th Battalion of the Bihar Regiment replacing it. It is being ascertained if the attackers knew about the replacement, which is always a closely guarded secret.There were indications that “security lapses” may have led to the heaviest blow to the Army in a single militant attack since the eruption of insurgency in the Valley.  The attack is being investigated by the NIA.  

    भारत को बताएंगे कि क्या होता है असली सर्जिकल हमला: सईद

    भारत को बताएंगे कि क्या होता है असली सर्जिकल हमला: सईद 

    जेयूडी प्रमुख और 2008 के मुंबई हमले के सरगना ने भारत को पीओके में उसके सैन्य अभियान के लिए मुंहतोड़ जवाब देने की चेतावनी देते हुए कहा है कि प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी अब जानेंगे कि लक्षित हमले का क्या मतलब होता है। सईद ने फैसलाबाद में एक जनसभा में कहा कि हम आपको बताएंगे कि असली लक्षित हमला क्या होता है, और आपको जल्द ही माकूल जवाब मिलेगा।

    पाकिस्तान अधिकृत कश्मीर में नियंत्रण रेखा (एलओसी) पर आतंकी ठिकानों पर भारत के लक्षित हमले के एक दिन बाद उसने कहा कि मैं भारतीय मीडिया को बताना चाहता हूं कि पाकिस्तानी जवान कैसे लक्षित हमला करेंगे, यह दिखेगा।

    मैं आपको बताता हूं, अमेरिका आपकी मदद नहीं कर पाएगा। सईद ने कहा कि अब भारत को मुंहतोड़ जवाब देने की बारी पाकिस्तान की है। नरेंद्र मोदी अब जान जाएंगे कि लक्षित हमले का क्या मतलब होता है।

    Pak’s turn to respond, will teach India what a surgical strike is: JuD chief

    Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks warned India of a “befitting response” on Friday for its military operation in PoK, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now know what is meant by “surgical strikes”.

    “We will tell you what is a real surgical strike…and you will get the deserved response soon,” Hafiz Saeed said in a public address in Faisalabad in Lahore on Friday.

    “I want to tell Indian media to see soon how Pakistani Jawans conduct surgical strikes. Let me tell you…the United States will not be able to help you,” he said, a day after India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

    “Now it is Pakistan’s turn to give a befitting response to India. Narendra Modi will now know what is meant by surgical strikes,” Saeed said.