Pakistan's powerful army chief has lashed out at India, warning the neighbor that any act of aggression from New Delhi will not go unpunished as tensions spike between the two countries over the divided region of Kashmir.

Gen. Raheel Sharif says Pakistan's armed forces will react with a "befitting response" to such a move.

In speech on Thursday, he also asked the international community to condemn what he called India's "insinuations and fabrications" about Pakistan, which he said has made "unparalleled contributions in the global fight against terrorism."

His remarks came more than a week after New Delhi claimed it destroyed "terrorist launching pads" used by Pakistan-backed militants. Pakistan said it was routine cross-border fire that killed two Pakistani soldiers.

Kashmir, split between Pakistan and India, is claimed by both.