Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said today, "We don't want to convert border tension between two nuclear neighbors into confrontation" but stressed that "Pakistan is fully capable to respond to any Indian aggression" according to a statement released by his office.
His remarks came after Defence Minister Arun Jaitley warned this morning, "If Pakistan persists with this adventurism then our forces will continue to fight. The cost of this adventurism will be unaffordable."
Mr Sharif has called a meeting of the National Security Committee which includes the chiefs of the armed forces and the Foreign, Defence and Home Ministers.
Mr Sharif has been criticised by the Opposition in his country, including cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan for failing to respond appropriately to India's "aggression."
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