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Cost of 'unprovoked firing' would be 'unaffordable' for Pakistan, says India

  • In strongly-worded statements, India has warned Pakistan of “unaffordable” cost if it does not stop “unproved firing” across the Kashmir border, media reports say.

    Arun Jaitley, India’s defense minister, told the media that if Pakistan “persists with this adventurism,” Indian troops would make the “cost of this adventurism” unaffordable. 

    The level of firing between the two sides, which has already claimed at least 19 civilian lives, has been described as the worst border escalation in several years.

    Jaitley also indicated that the Pakistani firing could be a cover for pushing militants into Kashmir.

     

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