External Affairs Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Thursday said no Pakistani soldier or citizen died in the air strike carried out by the Indian Air Force across the border in response to the Pulwama terror attack in February.
“When we carried out air strike across the border after the Pulwama terror attack, we had told the international community that we took that step in self-defence only. We had told the international community that the armed forces were instructed not to harm any Pakistani citizen or its soldier during the strike. The Army was told to target only the terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, which had taken the responsibility for the Pulwama attack. And our Army did the same without harming any Pakistani citizen or soldier,” said Swaraj.
The IAF had struck a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot area on February 26, in response to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
The foreign minister said the entire international community supported had India over the air strike.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said he has emerged as a top international leader who sets the agenda for the world.
anted to do so many things. But, since he was heading a coalition government, he could not do all those things. Modiji could do it because people gave us a full majority,” said Swaraj, reports PTI.