NEW DELHI: Holding on to its stand against Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that those who ‘fear India’s new posture have already started reacting’.
Explaining that India’s operation in Myanmar against northeast militants shows the changing mindset, he added, “If the thinking pattern changes, lot of things change. You have seen for the last 2-3 days. A simple action against insurgents has changed the mindset of the full security scenario in the country.”
Pakistan appears to be spooked and on the offensive side following an operation by the Indian Army in Myanmar.
Pakistan Prime Minister, Defence Minister, ISI Chief and Chief of Army Staff are reportedly expected to meet to assess the Indian operation in Myanmar.
On Wednesday, Pakistan warned India of undertaking such a strike in its territory. “India should not mistake Pakistan for Myanmar and our army is fully capable of responding to any adventurism,” Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said.
Several camps inside Pakistan are reported to be used by the terror groups for training, recruitment and launching attacks on India.
The statement from the Pakistan Interior Minister came as a reply to the comments made by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore that military action in Myanmar to retaliate at rebels who killed 18 soldiers in Manipur was a strong message to other countries.
The remarks made by Rathore were believed to be a warning to Pakistan. “Those having ill designs against Pakistan should listen carefully that our security forces are capable of matching response to any adventurism,” he said.
Indian Army had undertaken a successful cross-border strike with the support of Myanmar killing at least 38 insurgents who were part of the groups reportedly responsible for the June 4 ambush that killed 18 soldiers.