Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had said a day earlier that everything will be fine soon on the border, joined Jaitley in congratulating Indian forces for responding to aggression with courage.
Our jawans have given a fitting response to the aggression. I dont need to talk, people know my intentions. My jawans are doing all the talking with their fingers always on the trigger. The enemy has got to know that things have changed now, that their old habits cant continue, he said.
A Reuters report from Islamabad quoted the Pakistan government as saying it was capable of responding befittingly to Indian actions. We do not want the situation on the borders of two nuclear neighbours to escalate into confrontation, the Pakistan Defence Ministry said in a statement. India must demonstrate caution and behave with responsibility. Speaking at an election rally in Baramati, the home turf of NCP leader Sharad Pawar in Maharashtra, Modi criticised those targeting the government on the border issue, saying this would demoralise those fighting on the border.
Read more: Arun Jaitley warns Pakistan...