Pakistani PM says he's willing to talk but warns India

"When it comes to cricket, I don't think we should have any relations with them otherwise they will keep treating us like this", he added.

India has accused Pakistan of being behind the attack and tension has escalated between the nuclear-armed neighbours. "And after that where will it head?"

The neighbors have fought three wars since 1947, two of them over Kashmir.

"Pakistan has been promoting cross-border terrorism and this attack was unbelievably shocking", said Singh, whose 417 Test wickets are the second highest for an off-spinner.

Khan said that if any militant group was using Pakistani soil to launch attacks, "its enmity is with us".

Answering a question about whether one of the two slain militants in Monday's operation was Ghazi, who masterminded and directly handled the Kashmiri JeM suicide bomber, the Corps Commander said: "So many Ghazis have so far come and gone".

A civilian namely Mushtaq Ahmad is said to have received critical wounds during the exchange of gunfight, he said. "This is a new mind set, this is new thinking", he said.

India and Pakistan each administer part of Kashmir, but both claim the Muslim-majority region in its entirety.

"CCI is a sporting association but nation comes first", said Suresh Bafna as he condemned the attack in which a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden auto into a military convoy in occupied Kashmir last Thursday.

As Indian security forces continued a crackdown in the disputed territory, New Delhi's commander in the region told mothers they should get their sons to surrender or see them killed.

"Otherwise anyone who has picked up the gun will be killed".

Indian troops had earlier cordoned off Pinglan village in Kashmir's Pulwama district, where the attack took place on Thursday.

Dhillon did not provide any proof for his accusation that Pakistan's military intelligence agency was behind the blast, only pointing to what he said were its close links with the JeM.

National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) secretary, Rajiv Bhatia on Monday confirmed that India will grant the visa to the Pakistani players to participate in the forthcoming Shooting World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Delhi later this month.

On Tuesday, Pakistan also appealed to the United Nations to intervene.

Addressing threats made against his country, Khan stated, "We are hearing voices in India that "Pakistan must be taught a lesson", "Revenge must be taken from Pakistan", 'There should be a strike.' First of all, what law gives any country (the right) to become judge, jury and executioner?" he asked.

He said Pakistan and was ready to talk with India on terrorism but would retaliate if attacked. Pakistan called on the help defuse tensions.

The Indian military and Pakistan did not immediately comment on Dhillon's statement. This massive attack has left the entire nation shaken. "They died later", said official said.

  • Angelo Rivera