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Coming down heavily on Pakistan post the deadly terror attack in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir on an Army base camp, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday emphasised on the need to convey to the hostile neighbour that the surgical strike was not a onetime affair and that response will be given in kind.
"I think we need to get across this message to them that our surgical strike was not a one -off affair this government is different from previous governments. This government's policy is that if you hit us we will hit you harder. I think it is time that we need to strike back.
Otherwise this sort of thing will continue. They are testing us and we need to respond," Singh told ANI.
"This is a message sent across by the Pakistani Army that their policy of trying to hurt India won't change. They have again used the Jihad terrorism to attack India. Pakistan has followed this policy since ages. Raheel Sharif also followed the same policy and the new Army chief is also trying to tell that he will be following the same policy. I think we need to respond," he added.
Seven defence personnel were killed in the attack, including Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir from Pandharpur (Maharashtra), and Major Akshay Girish Kumar from Koramangala in Karnataka.
Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the attack carried out by police uniformed and heavily armed terrorists on an army unit located three kilometers from the corps headquarters.
Meanwhile, combing operations resumed this morning as efforts are underway to neutralise any remaining untoward elements in the area.
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