Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has in a stern message warned Pakistan against carrying out anti-India conspiracy. He said acts of terrorism against India will be given a "befitting reply again."
Parrikar also asked Pakistan not to take "India's silence as weakness." He pointed out that Pakistan has not probed Indian surgical attacks on terror launch pads along the Line of Control (LoC) since they are "still in shock."
Parrikar compared Pakistan to an "anaesthetised patient" after a surgery and said Indian Army was like Hindu god Hanuman.
"Pakistan's condition after the surgical strikes is like that of an anaesthetised patient after a surgery who doesn't know that the surgery has already been performed on him. Even two days after the surgical strikes, Pakistan has no idea what has happened," PTI quoted Parrikar as saying.
"Indian troops were like Hanuman who did not quite know their prowess before the surgical strikes. The surgical strikes gave our forces an idea of what they were capable of doing. Pakistan is bewildered following the strikes, not quite knowing how to react," he added.
This is Parrikar's first remarks after the Indian Army operation across LoC.
Earlier, soon after the statement from Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Ranbir Singh on the successful conduct of the surgical strikes, Parrikar had congratulated the Indian Army soldiers.
On Uri attack, Parrikar had admitted that "something went wrong" at the Army camp and assured people that such mistakes will be corrected and will not be allowed to be repeated again.
Meanwhile, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari has come out in support of the government's latest move to attack terror infrastructure in Pakistan. He said that the Indian government has clarified on the necessity to act against terror launch pads along the LoC. He also noted that India cannot be "the recipient of terrorist attacks all the time and do nothing about it."
He said it is best "left to the judgement of the government and the professionals in charge" on how they act against terror acts killing Indian soldiers and civilians.
Ansari noted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance that "we will do it, and do it in the time and method of our choosing," after the Uri terror attacks.
Following the surgical strikes, Modi had briefed the president, and the vice president.