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Pakistan has made a decision to respond to India at its own choice of a time and a place, the National Security Council (NSC) meeting concluded on Tuesday which was convened to combat the recent spike in tensions between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India after Indian Air Force (IAF) violated Pakistan's airspace and the Line of Control (LOC).

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will raise the issue at global forums.

There was no confirmation of the reports from Indian government or military officials.

Pakistani protesters rally against India to denounce the recent killings by Indian forces.

The meeting convened by Khan would presumably discuss the nature of Pakistan's response to the airstrike, which India has called a "pre-emptive non-military strike".

The overnight raid was the latest escalation between the nuclear-armed rivals since a deadly suicide bombing in the disputed Kashmir region earlier this month killed more than 40 Indian soldiers.

The bombing was in response to a February 14 attack on a security convoy in Kashmir.

Kashmir has been at the heart of tensions between the neighbours since 1947, with both countries claiming the whole of the territory, but ruling it in part. "I pledge on this soil, I will not let the country die, I will not let the country stop".

FM Qureshi further informed that Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a special meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA) - which supervises the operational command and control of nuclear warheads - on Wednesday (tomorrow).

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India said the strike was predicated by intelligence showing the terror group was planning more suicide attacks in India.

Ghafoor claimed the missiles came down in an "open area" and caused no material damage or casualties.

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The strikes involving several fighter jets of the Indian Air Force successfully destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfits in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the sources said. "No infrastructure got hit, no casualties", he said following an uproar in Pakistan about Indian jets flying deep into its territory. "Both India and Pakistan can exercise restraint and take actions that will help stabilize the situation in the region and help to improve mutual relations", Lu added.

"Indian Air Force violated Line of Control", Ghafoor tweeted around 5am local time.

The attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), prompting India to accuse Pakistan of harbouring the militant group.

"Indian aircrafts' intrusion across LoC in Muzafarabad sector within Azad Jammu and Kashmir was three to four miles".

Insurgents in Indian-controlled Kashmir have been demanding either outright independence or union with Pakistan.

Pakistan has long denied India's allegation of giving support and shelter to militant groups that target Kashmir.