Pak’s turn to respond, will teach India what a surgical strike is: JuD chief
Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks warned India of a “befitting response” on Friday for its military operation in PoK, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now know what is meant by “surgical strikes”.
“We will tell you what is a real surgical strike...and you will get the deserved response soon,” Hafiz Saeed said in a public address in Faisalabad in Lahore on Friday.
“I want to tell Indian media to see soon how Pakistani Jawans conduct surgical strikes. Let me tell you...the United States will not be able to help you,” he said, a day after India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“Now it is Pakistan’s turn to give a befitting response to India. Narendra Modi will now know what is meant by surgical strikes,” Saeed said.
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