India hands over dossier to Pakistan on Jaish involvement in Pulwama terror attack
The dossier was handed over to the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, who was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs to lodge a strong protest over Pakistan Air Force targeting Indian military installations, a day after the Indian counter-terror action against JeM.Updated: Feb 27, 2019 23:59 IST
India on Wednesday handed over to Pakistan a dossier on “specific details” of involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the Pulwama terror attack on CRPF as also the presence of camps of the UN-proscribed terror outfit in that country.
The dossier was handed over to the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, who was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs to lodge a strong protest over Pakistan Air Force targeting Indian military installations, a day after the Indian counter-terror action against JeM. Government sources have claimed that over 350 JeM terrorists were killed in the pre-dawn strike on the terror camps in Pakistan on Tuesday.
The JeM had taken responsibility of the terror strike in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. “Regret was expressed at continuing denial by Pakistan’s political and military leadership at the presence of terrorist infrastructure in territories under its control,” the MEA said.
“A dossier was handed over to Pakistani side with specific details of JeM complicity in Pulwama terror attack and the presence of JeM terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan,” it said.
The MEA said Pakistan was conveyed that India expects it to take immediate and verifiable action against terror emanating from territories under its control. In response to the Indian counter-terror operation, Pakistan air force tried to target certain locations in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning which was countered by IAF jets.
In the engagement, India shot down a Pakistani jet while an IAF pilot was captured by Pakistan. India also lost a MiG 21 aircraft. India lodged a strong protest at the unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan, including by violating the Indian air space and targeting military posts. “This is in contrast to the India’s non-military anti-terror pre-emptive strike at a JeM terrorist camp in Balakot on February 26,” the MEA added.
First Published: Feb 27, 2019 23:56 IST