NEW DELHI: Hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan offered to investigate the recent attack in occupied Kashmir, the Indian government on Tuesday demanded that Pakistan take "credible and visible action" over the suicide attack.
Tensions between the neighbours have soared since last Thursday's attack in which at least 40 Indian paramilitaries were killed.
The prime minister, in a nationally televised address, demanded India to give "actionable evidence" and that Pakistan would retaliate if attacked.
Instead of remaining stuck in the past, I offer India if they want investigation and have any actionable intelligence they should share it. I guarantee that we will take action because it is in our interest to not have any terrorism from our soil. -@ImranKhanPTI#PMIKTheStatesman pic.twitter.com/Hlq0yjG7W6— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 19, 2019
Imran "has neither chosen to condemn this heinous act nor condoled with the bereaved families," said the statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
PM Imran offers India probe into Kashmir suicide attack
"The prime minister of Pakistan has offered to investigate the matter if India provides proof. This is a lame excuse."
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces increasing pressure to take tough action over the attacks, which were reportedly claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed.
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