New York/ New Delhi: India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that while India had been trying to maintain peace and amity with Pakistan, the neighboring country had rewarded us with terror attacks. India is trying to isolate Pakistan following the Uri terror attack that killed 18 soldiers.
The death toll in the terror attack on the heavily guarded army camp has gone up to 19 following the death of another soldier that was badly injured.
The external affairs minister of India told the United Nations General Assembly that India’s offer of unconditional friendship to Pakistan was met with a series of betrayals in the form of cross-border terror attacks. The Pathankot terrorist attack also didn’t happen very long time ago.
While delivering her speech at the United Nations General Assembly in chaste Hindi she added that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had extended the hand of friendship to Pakistan by inviting his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony in May 2014, and also visiting Lahore last December in a goodwill gesture.
She further said, “But what did we get in return? Pathankot, Uri, Bahadur Ali”. The minister was referring to the January 2 terror attack on an air force base in Pathankot that left seven soldiers dead, and the Uri attack of September 18 in which 18 soldiers died, and the capture of Pakistani terrorist Bahadur Ali.
The Indian minister said that Jammu and Kashmir is an inalienable part of the country and nobody can wrest it away by force. In a retort to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech last week where he harped on Kashmir, Swaraj told UNGA “Kashmir is an integral part of India and it will remain an integral part of India. No one can take it away by force.”