Chennai (India), March 10 : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday termed Indian Air Force raids on Balakot in Pakistan a targeted attack on terrorists and not a military action on Pakistan.
“It was not a military action, it was a targeted attack on terrorists which actually Pakistan should have done, they didn’t,” Sithjaraman said in Chennai.
Defending IAF action, Defence minister said that Pakistan has been imparting training, funding the terrorists and inspite of giving ample evidences that Jaish-e-Mohammad was behind Pulwama terror attack, Imran Khan government is not acting against terror groups.
“One thing is very clear Pak wasn’t acting on terrorists. It continues to be the country where terrorists are trained, funded, supported by military establishment and sent across.Its theory of using non-state actors to keep terrorism going on continues without disturbance,” Defence Minister said.
” We took decision to hit that nerve centre which was training, funding & giving capacity to what they call Fidayeen. Since we had enough intel information to say that that’s where it is coming out of, we acted on terror so that no longer goes unattended,”She said.