Has Pakistan Army selected `targets` in India?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the nation that the people behind the Uri attack would be punished.
New Delhi: Amid heightened tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi, Pakistan's armed forces have chosen targets in India in the case of any strike, a report said on Friday.
As per a Geo TV report, the Pakistani military has prepared an operational plan to retaliate against any possible offensive from across the border.
The report has quoted a defence source as saying that targets in 'war-mongering' India have been selected in case of 'aggression or surgical strikes from the enemy'.
"Pakistan is fully prepared to meet any military challenge from India. Our operational plan is ready, quid pro quo targets are finalised and forces have been dedicated."
The report has quoted another source as saying that Pakistan forces will remain on high alert, no matter how developments take place in the time to come.
"Whether it is a Cold Start or hot pursuit, we are ready. India is well aware of our capabilities and also knows the fact that despite the Pakistan Army's participation in internal security issues, a military balance is well maintained to meet any challenge from across the border."
The source added that 'in case of surgical attack from India, Pakistan would immediately respond for which targets had already been set.'
On Thursday night, senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir tweeted about the presence of a group of fighter jets in the sky of Islamabad.
Tensions between India and Pakistan have intensified since the terror attack on an Indian Army base in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, which left 18 soldiers dead and much more injured. Four terrorists were also gunned down in the attack.
India has strongly condemned the incident and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the nation that the people behind the Uri attack would be punished.
The Indian government is contemplating possible strategies to deal with the fresh challenges arising out of the terror attack in Uri.
Pakistan has denied any involvement in the attack that has pushed India-Pakistan relations to a new low.