India, raising the issue of cross-border terrorism, conveyed its strong concern to Pakistan on the terror attack planned by Jaish in Jammu and Kashmir.
Charge d’Affaires of Pakistan High Commission was summoned by India on Friday. India lodged a strong protest over the Nagrota encounter after information revealed that Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists killed in the encounter were planning a big terror operation on the anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attack.
India, raising the issue of cross-border terrorism, conveyed its strong concern to Pakistan on the terror attack planned by Jaish in Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Saturday. The MEA also said that the government of India is firm and resolute in taking all necessary measures to safeguard its national security in the fight against terrorism.
India conveyed strong concern to Pakistan over terror attack planned by JeM in J&K. Strong protest lodged demanding Pakistan stops supporting terrorists operating from their territory. GOI firm & resolute in taking all necessary measures to safeguard national security: Sources https://t.co/o0x2UgiWyz
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2020
“JeM has been part of several attacks in India in the past, including the Pulwama attack in February 2019. The huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material indicate detailed planning for a major attack to destabilise the peace and security in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, in particular, to derail the ongoing democratic exercise of conduct of local District Development Council elections,” the MEA said in a statement.
“Pakistan Cd’A was summoned by the Ministry of External affairs. It was demanded that Pakistan desists from its policy of supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from its territory and dismantle the terror infrastructure operated by terrorist outfits to launch attacks in other countries,” it added.
The MEA statement also reiterated India’s long-standing demand that Pakistan fulfil its international obligations and bilateral commitments not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any manner.
Yesterday, PM Modi had held a review meeting with top security officials after 4 JeM terrorists were killed in an encounter in Kashmir. The Prime Minister said security forces thwarted efforts of the terrorists to wreak “major havoc and destruction” in J&K.
Pm Modi, in tweets following his meeting with officials, said, “Neutralising of 4 terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicate that their efforts to wreak major havoc and destruction have once again been thwarted.”
Praising the security forces, PM Modi aid they have once again displayed utmost bravery and professionalism.
“Thanks to their alertness, they have defeated a nefarious plot to target grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir,” PM Modi tweeted.