Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Source: PTI)

Live: Swaraj Apprises Counterparts About Balakot Air Strike

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Sushma Swaraj Reaches Out

Sources have told wire agency PTI and ANI that Sushma Swaraj spoke to foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Singapore today.

Australia Joins Europe In Calls For Restraint

Marise Payne said urged both India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and avoid any action that would endanger peace in the region. “The Australian government is concerned about relations between India and Pakistan following the horrific terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Feb. 14, which Australia has condemned.”

Payne, however, added that Pakistan should do “everything possible” to make sure that extremist groups aren’t allowed to operate in its territory.

The European Union, earlier, had echoed similar views saying that it is essential to ensure these tensions do not escalate.

Live: What Happens Next?

BloombergQuint discusses geopolitical ramifications of the Balakot strike with Pushan Das, Michael Kugelman and Lalit Mansingh.

Sushma Swaraj Says All Parties Remain United Against Terror

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that all parties have given their full backing to the government for any action against terrorism.

Congress Lauds 'Clean Operation'

Congress minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the operation, done in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, hurt no civilians or collateral damage.