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Air strike by India is act of aggression, says Pakistan foreign minister

Qureshi said that Pakistan has the right to act in self-defence.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

LAHORE: Pakistan Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Tuesday’s air strike by India is an act of aggression and Pakistan reserves the right to retaliate.

In an interview uploaded on official twitter account of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Qureshi said that Pakistan has the right to act in self-defence.

The comments came after Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said Indian Air Force jets had taken out a terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in a pre-dawn strike on Tuesday.

Gokhale said the strike was an pre-emptive one in self-defence, given that there was a large amount of intelligence stating that the Jaish-e-Mohammed would launch another strike.

The Indian strike against the Pakistani camp was in retaliation to a terror attack in Pulwama on 14 February in which 42 CRPF personnel were killed.

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