‘Pak Will Pay Sooner Than Later’: Army Chief After Sunjwan Attack

Seven Indian were killed in the Sunjwan terror attack, when three Pakistani nationals stormed an army camp in Jammu.

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Security personnel on alert after the Sunjwan terror attack in Jammu. 

Army chief Bipin Rawat has said that Pakistan will pay for the 10 February Sunjwan attack ‘sooner rather than later’, adding that India will honour ceasefire ‘the day Pakistan stops sending terrorists across the border.’

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Rawat said:

Pakistan thinks it is fighting a war that is paying them dividends, but we have several options, including surgical strikes. 

Talking about the spike in ceasefire violations from both sides, the army chief said,

The Indian Army will honour the ceasefire and deescalate tensions the day Pakistan stops sending terrorists across the line of control.

NIA Takes Up Probe in Sunjwan Army Camp Terror Attack Case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday, 22 February, said that it has registered a case in connection with the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu, on the home ministry's direction.

"In compliance with the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) order, the NIA has re-registered a case in the Sunjwan Army camp terror attack case," an NIA official said in New Delhi. The case has been registered for criminal conspiracy, waging war against the country, murder, and attempt to murder, under the Indian Penal Code.

The agency also registered the case under sections 7 and 27 of the Arms Act and sections 16 and 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

On 10 February, a group of heavily armed Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists entered the Sunjwan Military Station in Jammu and Kashmir, hurling grenades and using automatic gunfire.

Three terrorists, all of them Pakistan national,s who managed to enter the Junior Commissioned Officer's residential quarters, were killed in the anti-terror operation by the security forces. Six army personnel and one civilian were also killed and 11 others were injured.

(With inputs from IANS)

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