1. Yashwant Sinha lauds government’s diplomacy in handling cross-border terrorism

Yashwant Sinha lauds government’s diplomacy in handling cross-border terrorism

With escalating tension across the International border and Line of Control since the surgical strikes and controversies over opposition leaders asking for evidences of the strike, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today lauded government's diplomacy in handling the issue.

By: | Updated: October 5, 2016 7:18 PM
Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha. (PTI) Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha. (PTI)

With escalating tension across the International border and Line of Control since the surgical strikes and controversies over opposition leaders asking for evidences of the strike, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today lauded government’s diplomacy in handling the issue.

“Government’s diplomacy in this matter is praiseworthy; because of this Pakistan has been isolated,” said the BJP leader in a statement to ANI.

Tension between India and Pakistan accelerated after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes along LoC in Pakistan, destroying several terrorist launch pads and killing at least 38 terrorists. The surgical strikes by India came as a response to the Uri attack at Indian army bases. On 18th September, four heavily armed terrorists attacked the army bases at Uri district of Kashmir, claiming the lives of 18 Indian jawans.

Accusing Pakistan of having involvement in the militant strike India appealed United Nations to declare Pakistan as a state sponsoring terrorism. The attack also had affected the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, which was scheduled to be held in Islamabad. Following India South Asian nations like  Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal also boycotted the meet, isolating Pakistan internationally.

Although, the surgical strikes by the Indian Army had been appreciated nationally as a befitting reply to Pakistan and terrorism, but the action was questioned by some leaders asking for evidence to prove that the strike was not a fake one.

Since the surgical strikes on 29th September, there had been frequent ceasefire violations by the Pakistan rangers across the border, with the latest violation being the third in the last 24 hours.

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