We have right to give 'befitting response': Pak

Pakistan said on Tuesday that it has “the right to self-defence and (give) a befitting response” after the IAF “struck JeM’s biggest training camp in Balakot close to the Line of Control (LoC)”.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi described as “Indian aggression” the Indian Air Force’s bombing from the Muzaffarabad sector of what New Delhi said the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

He claimed the Indian jets were forced to return “owing to the timely response of the Pakistan Air Force”.

“We kept on telling the world that this could happen… they (India) carried out aggression against Pakistan today,” he said.

“India violated the LoC. Pakistan holds the right to self-defence and a befitting response,” Qureshi told media, after chairing an emergency consultative meeting at the Foreign Office to discuss the situation arising from what he dubbed as Indian intrusion.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan had summoned a meeting to review the situation.