On possible Indian retaliation against the terror attack on the Sunjuwan camp, Lt Gen Anbu said, "Operating along the LoC (Line of Control) is quite complex and challenging". 3 terrorists have been eliminated. She said the fidayeens who attacked the Army's 36 Brigade Headquarters in Jammu's Sunjuwan on Saturday were controlled by handlers across the border, and that the Centre will share evidence with Pakistan to prove it.
"Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure", Sitharaman said after taking stock of the Sunjuwan Army camp.
In a scathing attack on Pakistan, the minister said the neighbouring state has not taken any action "despite dossier after dossier given to them".
Pakistan continues to develop nuclear weapons including "short-range tactical weapons, sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, and longer-range ballistic missiles" which could lead to tensions in the south Asian region, it said.
"Pakistan is expanding the arc of terror... resorting to ceasefire violations to assist infiltration", Sitharaman said.
"Yes, all the evidences which have been collected will be compiled and definitely the evidences will be given as always to Pakistan".
"We have fought three wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971 and have won all of them, even Kargil war, but our basic problem has not been resolved", she said, insisting a solution to the Kashmir question lay in talks alone. "The evidences would be given to Pakistan which didn't act in the past on many such proof-filled dossiers", she added.
"Pakistan will have to pay a price for this". She also visited the people injured in the attack.
One CRPF personnel was seriously injured in the attack on the security base, while search operations for the two militants were on.
She informed that a counter-terrorism plan has already been put into action. On the FIR against Major Aditya Kumar in connection with the death of civilians in firing by troops in Shopian, Sitharaman said the Supreme Court had stayed proceedings. One of these evidences was that the attack was carried out by JeM which, she said, was being sponsored by Moulana Masood Azhar who lives in Pakistan. "I compliment the valour of our courageous soldiers". There were reports of four terrorists. Addressing a press briefing regarding the Sanjuwan base attack and combing operation conducted by the Indian Army, the Defence Minister repeatedly said: "Pakistan will have to pay for the misadventure".