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India's non-military strike on JeM camp in Pakistan achieved its objective: MEA

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday said its non-military strike on JeM camp in Pakistan achieved its desired goal and demonstrated the country's company unravel to take decisive action towards cross border terrorism.

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, at a media briefing, additionally said that an Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter plane and there have been eyewitness accounts and electronic evidence for it.

"We have also shared evidence in the form of parts of AMRAAM missile which were recovered from the site and are only carried by F-16 aircraft of the PAF," he said.

"Our non-military counter-terrorism strike achieved the desired objective. It has demonstrated our firm resolve to take decisive action against cross border terrorism," he said.

Only one plane used to be lost by India all over Pakistan's unsuccessful try at focused on Indian military installations, he said.

Kumar additionally said if, as Pakistan claims, it has evidence of downing of 2d Indian plane then why has it not shared it.

Since the Pulwama terror attack the international community has stood by India, Kumar said.

It is unfortunate that Pakistan still continues to deny JeM's own claim of sporting out the Pulwama attack during which 40 CRPF body of workers have been killed, he said.

Kumar asserted that Pakistan-based terror groups have been accomplishing their actions without any hindrance.

Pakistan must show credible, verifiable and sustained action towards terror groups operating from its soil, he said.

On the issue of the fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's extradition, the MEA spokesperson said the United Kingdom continues to be bearing in mind India's request.

India is taking all steps vital for his extradition, he asserted.

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