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India summons Pakistani diplomat over Kashmir gun battle

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NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: India on Saturday (Nov 21) summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat over what New Delhi stated was a foiled assault this week within the frontier territory of Jammu and Kashmir by a Pakistan-based militant group, a cost the neighbouring nation denied.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Friday that the killing of 4 Jaish-e-Mohammed militants in a gun battle with safety forces, and the restoration of a big cache of weapons and explosives from them, indicated that they had been planning to “wreak main havoc and destruction” within the area forward of native elections there.

India’s Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated a protest was lodged with Pakistan’s cost d’affaires in New Delhi.

“India reiterated its longstanding demand that Pakistan fulfil its worldwide obligations and bilateral commitments to not enable any territory underneath its management for use for terrorism in opposition to India in any method,” the ministry stated in an announcement.

Pakistan’s Ministry of International Affairs rejected Modi’s allegations as groundless.

“We view these as a part of India’s determined makes an attempt to divert worldwide consideration from its state-terrorism in (Indian-ruled Kashmir) and state-sponsorship of terrorism in opposition to Pakistan,” the ministry stated late on Friday following Modi’s feedback on Twitter.

Rigidity between the nuclear-armed rivals has sharpened since final August, when Modi’s authorities ended the autonomy of its solely Muslim-majority area. Kashmir can also be claimed by Pakistan.

Earlier this month, Pakistan stated it had compiled a file with proof that militancy inside its borders was being sponsored by India to focus on Chinese language investments, and that these operations had been being run out of neighbouring Afghanistan.

India termed the accusations as “figments of creativeness”.

India will maintain district-level elections this month in Jammu and Kashmir, the primary such train there for the reason that federal authorities took away the world’s statehood greater than a 12 months in the past.


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