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June 10 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has warned India that the Islamic Republic is not Myanmar, adding that those who were considering any kind of ‘adventure’ in the country will get a ‘befitting’ response.
Nisar’s statement came in response to Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who had dubbed Indian strikes in Myanmar as a message to all those nations harbouring hostile intentions towards the country.
While stressing that Pakistan will not be affected by statements issued by Indian ministers every day, Nisar said that Islamabad wanted peace but will never accept New Delhi’s dominance, adding that India should stop ‘day-dreaming’, reported The Express Tribune.
The army on Tuesday engaged two separate groups of militants along the Indo-Myanmar border, inflicting significant casualties on them.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence said that the operations were necessary in light of intelligence reports, which warned of militants planning attacks on Indian soil. The statement further appreciated the cooperation shared between the armies of India and Myanmar, assuring that any security threat to the nation will be met with a ‘firm response’.
The action comes days after a militant ambush in Manipur, which led to the death of 18 army personnel and injured 11 others.
The ambush, which was one of the most deadly attacks in the region in recent years, occurred at around 8.30 am on June 4, when the army’s convoy was travelling between Paralong and Charong villages.
The Central government later handed over the probe into the attacks to the National Investigation Agency.