The missile attack by Iran on Pakistan is an issue that concerns only those two countries, India said on Wednesday (17 January), adding that it has "zero tolerance for terrorism" and understands "actions that countries take in self defense".
"This is a matter between Iran and Pakistan. Insofar as India is concerned, we have an uncompromising zero tolerance towards terrorism. We understand actions that countries take in their self defense," foreign ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said in response to media queries.
Iran on Tuesday (16 January) said it has dismantled two bases of Sunni Balochi terror group Jaish al Adl - meaning Army of Justice - in Pakistan with drones and missiles.
The group had earlier attacked Iranian security forces in the border area with Pakistan.
On 15 December, 11 police officers were killed when Jaish al-Adl operatives attacked another police station.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Tehran only targeted the terrorist group on the soil of Pakistan.
"We respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan, but we don't allow national security to be compromised or played with," he added.
Following the missile attack, Pakistan said two children were killed in the missile strikes and warned that the incident was "completely unacceptable" and could have "serious consequences".
It also lodged a strong protest with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran and recalled its ambassador to Iran and suspended all planned high-level bilateral visits.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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