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Begravelsen til en muslimsk militant, Noor Mohammad Tantray, som ble drept i skuddveksling med indiske soldater 26. desember 2017. Blodet holder konflikten i gang. Foto: Danish Ismail/Reuters/Scanpix

Indias statsminister Narendra Modi sier Pakistan betale en høy pris for angrepet i Kashmir som kostet minst 44 indiske soldater livet.

“We will give a befitting reply, our neighbor will not be allowed to destabilize us,” Modi said in a speech soon after he called his security advisers to consider a response to the attack that has provoked an outpouring of anger on social media and demands for retribution.

The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility soon after a suicide bomber rammed his car laden with explosives into a bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force personnel on Thursday.

Et så kraftig angrep en måned for parlamentsvalg i India kan påvirke utfallet.

India sier de sitter på håndfaste bevis for pakistansk medvirkning.

The Indian government said it had incontrovertible evidence of Pakistan’s involvement in the attack. Islamabad rejected the suggestion it was linked to the attack.

India sier de vil arbeide for at Pakistan blir diplomatisk isolert.

India will take all possible diplomatic steps to ensure the “complete isolation” of Pakistan, cabinet minister Arun Jaitley told reporters soon after the cabinet committee met at Modi’s residence.

As a first step, this would include India removing most favored nation (MFN) trade privileges given to Pakistan, Jaitley said.

Samhandelen mellom de to land er på bare 2 milliarder dollar, men India er en regional stormakt og kan gjøre livet surt for Pakistan på mange måter.

The last major attack in Kashmir was in 2016 when militants raided an Indian army camp in Uri, killing 20 soldiers. Modi responded with a surgical strike on suspected militant camps across the border in Pakistan Kashmir weeks later.

Pakistan tillater at islamistgrupper opererer fritt i landet og er således ansvarlig. Derved tar Pakistan en stor sjanse. Selvmordsangrepet en måned før valget var åpenbart ment å utløse en tøff respons fra India. Pakistan risikerer med andre ord krig med naboen ved å la islamistgruppene gjøre som de vil.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir/indian-pm-modi-warns-pakistan-of-strong-response-for-kashmir-attack-idUSKCN1Q40HS

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