Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena — with whom the BJP has a strained political alliance — in its mouthpiece "Saamana" said tolerance for terror attacks should end.
"Our tolerance to terror attacks is commendable. But there is a limit. We pray that the tolerance of Modi to such attacks ends," reads the editorial in the Shiv Sena publication.
The Shiv Sena mouthpiece, which had Bal Thackeray as its founding editor and has Uddhav Thackeray as the current editor-in-chief, said: "The US has pressured Pakistan on the Pathankot issue, and as usual, the ball is in Pakistan's court. Waiting for what happens next is the only thing in our hands. Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed has added salt to our injury by claiming only six terrorists were no match for the Indian Army."
The article also said not handling the enemies on time would be against "Kshatriya dharma", according to the Press Trust of India.
The editorial also said incidents such as the Pathankot attacks would not end until India gave a fitting reply.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement at a seminar on Monday marking Army Day came as a reaction to the criticism that followed the terror attacks on Pathankot. He said: "Those who harmed India will feel pain. The time and place should be of our choosing.
"If someone is harming this country, I think that particular individual or organisation — I have purposely used the word individual or organisation — should also receive similar pain. Until the pain can be transmitted, he will always enjoy giving pain to us," he was quoted as saying by NDTV.