Arun Jaitley blames Pakistan for uneasy Indo-Pak relationship, says Islamabad needs to introspect
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday blamed Pakistan for having uneasy relationship with India.
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday blamed Pakistan for having uneasy relationship with India.
Addressing HT Leadership Summit, the senior Bharatiyta Janata Paty (BJP) leader put the onus on Pakistan for the deterioarating Indo-Pak relations, saying it is for Islamabad to introspect as to why there are tensions between the two neighbours.
Listing out Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiatives to improve the relations bwteen the two nations, Jaitley said, “This cannot be normal as far as Indo-Pak relationships are concerned. If there are tensions, it is for Pakistan to introspect really why there are tensions.”
The tension between India and Pakistan have been simmering ever since Indian Army conducted surgical strikes along the Line of Control.
In a first, India on the intervening night of September 28 and 29 carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC with the Army inflicting "significant casualties" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan occupied-Kashmir, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Uri attack would not go unpunished.
Jammu region was rocked by two terror attacks on Tuesday in which seven Army personnel, including two Major-rank officers, were killed and eight other securitymen, including a BSF DIG, were injured, before six heavily-armed terrorists were eliminated in the separate fierce encounters.
In one incident, a group of heavily-armed terrorists in police uniform stormed an army unit in Nagrota, about three kms from the Corps headquarters on the outskirts of Jammu city this morning, triggering an intense gunbattle that lasted for hours.
Seven Army personnel, including two officers, were killed in this attack before three terrorists were killed in an armed stand-off which also involved a hostage-like situation with 12 soldiers, two ladies and two children being held captive.
Three terrorists were gunned down by BSF in Ramgarh area of Samba near the International Border after an encounter that lasted several hours and was followed by intense cross-border firing by Pakistani troops. Four security personnel, including BSF DIG, were injured in this incident.