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India summons Pakistani envoy over deadly Kashmir attack which killed 42 soldiers

India summons Pakistani envoy over deadly Kashmir attack which killed 42 soldiers

Diplomatic tensions between two neigbours are about to ramp up after authorities in India summoned Pakistani envoy following the deadly bomb attack in Kashmir that killed at least 42 soldiers.

Reacting to the deadly incident, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised a “strong response” and also called for “the complete isolation of Pakistan” for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack.

“We will give a befitting reply,” Modi said in a speech on Friday morning, soon after he called his security advisers to consider a response to the worst attack on Indian security forces in decades.

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“Those who committed this heinous act will pay a heavy price. Those who supported it will definitely be punished,” he was quoted as saying by the Indian Express newspaper.

“If our neighbour thinks it can destabilise India, then it is making a big mistake.”

Recall that the incident which saw a Kashmiri rebel ram an explosive-laden car into a bus carrying personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was immediately claimed by the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

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