No Pak soldier or citizen died in Balakot air strike: Sushma Swaraj
AHMEDABAD: No Pakistani soldier or citizen died in the air strike on a militant camp at Balakot in Pakistan in February, Sushma Swaraj said Thursday.
Sushma Swaraj said that, Indian military was given a “free hand” in the operation but was clearly told that no Pakistani citizen should be killed and also there be “not be even a scratch” on the Pakistani army.
“Our armed forces were told to target only Jaish-e- Mohammed which was behind the Pulwama terror attack and they did just that – destroyed their camp and returned,” the senior BJP leader was quoted as saying .
Swaraj said the air strike was carried out in self- defence.
“When we carried out the air strike, we had told the international community that we took the step only in self- defence,” she said.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swaraj said he has emerged as a top international leader who sets the agenda for the world.