New Delhi: After India's successful operation against terrorists on the Pakistani soil, India is considering a series of measures to further squeeze Islamabad.
Besides keeping up a military vigil on its border to check any misadventure by the Pakistani army, New Delhi will also step up economic and diplomatic measures to isolate Pakistan in the coming days.
Describing the new approach adopted by India to contain Pak-sponsored terror, a top security official said that New Delhi has moved from a "defensive posture to defensive offence", which works on the vulnerabilities of Pakistan.
The new strategy will target the economy, internal security as well its global image by portraying Pakistan as an unstable nation that provides safe haven terrorist groups.
According to an NDTV report, “Options under consideration include choking of trade with Pakistan that takes place through third countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), even though it is limited and in India's favour.”
In 2014, official trade between India and Pakistan was stood at $2.6 billion, although informal trade is estimated to be close to $5 billion.
India's imports from Pakistan through informal channels include textiles, dry fruits, spices and cement.
It is believed that some former members of Pakistani military are actively involved in informal trade and action against them would help build pressure.
Thursday's surgical strikes on terrorists “launch pads” in Pakistan-occupied-Territory (PoK) have been hailed as a historic moment, since it marks the first ever anti-terror operation by India's special forces in PoK.
The raids were a direct response to the Uri terror attack on September 18 in Jammu and Kashmir. The assault killed 19 soldiers.