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China urges India, Pak to ‘exercise restraint’ after IAF strike on Jaish camp across LoC


Beijing, Feb 26: China on Tuesday called for 'restraint' after India's air strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp in Pakistan.

Xi Jinping

When asked for China's response to India's airstrikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media here that we have taken note of relevant reports."

"I want to say that India and Pakistan are both important countries in South Asia. A sound relationship and cooperation between the two serves the interests of both the countries and peace and stability in South Asia," he said.

Islamabad reserves right to retaliate: Pak Foreign Minister after Balakot strikes

"We hope that both India and Pakistan can exercise restraint and do more to improve mutual their bilateral relations," he said.

India early Tuesday morning carried out a "non-military, preemptive action" against a major terror camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. The strike was conducted after the government received credible information about "another suicide terror attack" by JeM in various parts of the country.

They said at least 325 terrorists and 25 to 27 trainers were at the camp, the biggest operated by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad group, which had claimed responsibility for the February 14 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir that killed 40 jawans.

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