Abu Dhabi: Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has rejected the prospects of any nuclear attack from Pakistan on India even after the relations between the two nuclear countries have reached "dangerous level".
However, Pakistan is reportedly denying any damage caused to life or property. Although artillery and small-arms skirmishes between the Indian and Pakistani militaries across the LoC in Kashmir will increase in frequency in the coming weeks, this is unlikely to satisfy growing domestic Indian demand for meaningful action against Pakistan.
The Indian rupee weakened offshore, with one-month non-deliverable forward trading at 71.32 a dollar before local markets open.
The Modi-led government summoned reply from the channels over airing press conference of Pakistan's military spokesperson on February 22.
"The Defence Minister, the Army chief and the Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal were getting daily briefing from the top Commanders in Jammu and Kashmir", sources said, adding that the Army chief could visit the State shortly.More news: Financial Action Task Force condemns Pulwama attack, keeps Pakistan on ‘grey list’
The encounter took place in the Turigam area of Kulgam after the police got an intelligence input about the presence of a group of militants in the area, they added.
The tweet also called on India and Pakistan "to work to de-escalate the situation".
Other reports said 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation and dropped 1,000 kg bombs on camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group in Balakot.
While Pakistan is claiming that Indian jets failed to hit any target and scrambled in haste due to PAF's quick response, Indian media has been quick to jump the gun to claim some sort of victory over Pakistan.
"The next steps will be taken by our armed forces", Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said on February 16, 2019, raising concerns that the two countries, both of which have nuclear weapons, might be headed toward another major conflict.