The Indian Army's statement on responding to the September 18 terror attack at its unit in Uri, Kashmir, "at a time and place of our choosing" prompted Pakistan Army chief to review the security situation and threat perception to his country.
On Monday, September 19, Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif held a meeting with corps commanders at the Rawalpindi general headquarters, after which a formal statement was issued by the Pakistan Army.
"Pakistan's Armed Forces together with our resilient nation have surmounted every challenge and will thwart any sinister design against integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan in future as well...Armed Forces of Pakistan are fully prepared to respond to entire spectrum of direct and indirect threat," the Inter-Services Public Relations said.
On Sunday, September 18, Lt General Ranbir Singh, the Director General of Military Operations of the Indian Army, had spoken of a "befitting reply," after evidence pointed towards involvement of Pakistan in the Uri terror attack.
"We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at a time and place of our choosing...I would like to assure you that the Army remains prepared to thwart any nefarious designs and any evil designs of the adversary shall be given a befitting reply," Lt General Singh said in a statement.
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier blamed Pakistan for supporting terrorists who repeatedly attack India and had warned of serious consequences.
"Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such. There are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped," he said in a series of tweets.
The Indian Army posted arms and ammunition recovered from the four JeM terrorists, who had attacked the Indian Army's soldiers in tents on Sunday morning.
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