As firing from across the border declined following strong retaliatory response by India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Pakistan has been taught a “befitting lesson” with the army “shutting their mouth”.
“Pakistan has got a befitting lesson. They will not dare to repeat it again. Our jawans have shut their mouth,” he said addressing an election rally.
The PM said those living close to the border with Pakistan who had to leave their homes following nine days of heavy mortar shelling and firing will be adequately compensated by the Centre.
“I assure you, the government of India will act promptly to provide adequate compensation to those who had to leave their homes due to shelling and migrate elsewhere,” he said.
Modi also slammed Congress for targeting him over his government’s response to Pakistan’s aggression. “Congress is busy issuing statements over what is happening on the Pakistan border. This not the time for empty ‘boli’ (talk) by them, but for ‘goli’ (bullet) by our jawans,” he said.