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India won't escalate situation with Pak, but won't take Pulwama as its destiny: Swaraj

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Wednesday said she conveyed to several countries post attack that will not escalate the situation with but if there is any other terror attack from that country, then it will not remain silent.

In an address at a think tank on Modi government's foreign policy, she said was worried that would escalate the situation and she was contacted by a number of foreign ministers over it.

"I used to receive calls from foreign ministers who used to first condole the attack, then express their solidarity and then they used to softly say that we think will not escalate the situation," she said.

"To which I used to reply that no, I assure you India will not escalate the situation but if there is any other terror attack then we will not remain silent as we cannot say as our destiny," she said.

Tensions between India and escalated after Indian fighter jets bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp near Balakot deep inside Pakistan on February 26.

Pakistan retaliated the strike by attempting unsuccessfully to target Indian military installations. However, the IAF thwarted its plans.

The Indian strike on the 12 days after the terror group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, killing 40 soldiers.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:49 IST
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