New Delhi: Hardening its stance on terrorism in the wake of Sunday’s attack on an Indian Army base in Uri, India is actively considering imposition of material damage on Pakistan. There may even be a punitive strike in response to ceasefire violations and infiltration.
The time of retribution and place will be of India’s choosing, top sources in the government told India Today after Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to frame India’s response to yet another attack by Pakistan-based terrorists.
Talking about the other measures deliberated upon at the PMO’s meeting, the sources said diplomatic talks with Pakistan may now be off the table. There may not be any dossier diplomacy.
Sources also said PM Modi has given his nod to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping in the wake of the Uri attack.
MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre has attacked Pakistan army and said that it is to be blamed for Uri attacks. He said, “Jaish-e-Mohammad couldn’t have operated without Pakistan army’s support.”
He said, “We will call for diplomatic isolation of Pakistan on international stage.”
Declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terror. Scale down diplomatic ties with Pakistan. Scale down economic ties with Pakistan.
Punish Pakistan along the LoC for infiltration and ceasefire violation. There is likely to be bombing of Pakistani posts along the LoC, but not immediately.