Sushma Swaraj Says Pakistan Refused To Act, So We Did

A day after India sent it's fighter jets into Pakistan to eliminate terror camps owned by Jaish-e-Mohammed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a strong statement against Pakistan and their refusal to act against groups operating from its soil.   

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in China attending the 16th Russia-India-China foreign ministers meeting in Wuzhen. In her address she justified the air strikes against Pakistan, she said -

"I am visiting China at a time when there is grief and anger in India. It is the worst terrorist attack directed against our security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

In the light of continuing refusal of Pakistan to acknowledge and act against terror groups on its territory, and based on credible information that JeM was planning other attacks in parts of India, the Government of India decided to take preemptive action and the target was selected in order to avoid civilian casualties.

The limited objective of the pre-emptive strike was to act decisively against the terrorist infrastructure of the JeM in order to pre-empt another terrorist attack in India.

India does not wish to see further escalation of the situation. India will continue to act with responsibility and restraint."

Ms. Swaraj held bilateral meetings with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Their meeting comes at a crucial time when Beijing repeatedly blocked India's bid at the United Nations to declare Jaish chief Masood Azhar a UN-designated global terrorist.

16th Russia-India-China Foreign Ministerial Meeting in Wuzhen. Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, Chinese State Councilor & FM Wang Yi and EAM Sushma Swaraj

Last week, the permanent five of the UNSC condemned the Pulwama terror attacks carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed and demanded Pakistan to act against the safe havens provided to terrorists. 

This sudden change in China's stand on JeM and Pakistan sponsored terror is a huge shock for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.