India launches airstrikes on Pakistan across disputed Kashmir border

Attack an act of ‘extreme valour’, says minister, after first clash of its kind since the countries went to war in 1971

India has carried out aerial bombing over the disputed ceasefire line in Kashmir for the first time since it went to war with Pakistan in 1971, claiming to have hit a large militant training camp.

The Indian foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, said in a briefing that Delhi had received credible intelligence the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group, which killed 40 Indian security personnel in a suicide bombing earlier this month, was training fighters for similar attacks.

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