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Pakistan Carries Out Terrorist Campaign, India Tells Foreign Envoys | India News


NEW DELHI: India stepped up its diplomatic offensive on Monday to expose Pakistan on the issue of cross-border terrorism with Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla briefing a select group of foreign envoys, including P5 countries, on the role of forces with base in Pakistan in the Nagrota terror attack.
Shringla told envoys that the foiled terror attack was part of Pakistan’s ongoing terror campaign at J&K, where, in 2020 alone, India had seen 200 incidents of terrorist violence and neutralization of 199 terrorists.
The session focused on how a well-planned terrorist attack was launched from across the border and also, as official sources said, the implications of the incident on security, diplomacy and the battle against terrorism, given that this was the largest planned terrorist attack in India since the Pulwama terrorist attack in February 2019.

At the briefing, Shringla also provided mission chiefs with an information dossier with details of the incident as it happened, as well as a list of items and ammunition that were recovered from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, “stating clearly his Pakistani origins. ” . They were also briefed on how the terrorists entered India, which, according to one source, is now clear through the discovery of an underground tunnel in the Samba sector.
Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong was not among those informed even though other P5 envoys were present. For India, as one source said, the idea was to share information as widely as possible with the international community on Pakistan’s support for cross-border terrorism. India believes that Pakistan, instead of controlling the activities of groups like LeT and JeM, has sought to divert attention from their internal political and economic failures by claiming that it was India that supported terrorist activities in Pakistan. Islamabad also recently shared with the international community a dossier on the alleged activities of India, described by the Indian authorities as a figment of the imagination.

Shringla also briefed envoys on how preliminary investigations by police and intelligence authorities, marks on recovered AK47 rifles, and other items showed the terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based JeM.
According to sources, this was the first of several briefings on the Nagrota attack that MEA will carry out in small groups in view of the Covid-19 situation and that other secretaries will also report to more heads of missions from their areas of jurisdiction. .
Details of JeM’s involvement in previous incidents of this type were also shared. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said earlier, Shringla told envoys that this was part of ongoing efforts to sabotage local body polls in JnK. He said the foiled terror attack was also aimed at coinciding with the anniversary of the 11/26 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
“In terms of the big picture, it was clear that the terrorists were planning the biggest terrorist attack in India since Pulwama in February 2019 and the implications can be guessed,” said a source, adding that the envoys were sensitized on India’s concerns with relative to Pakistan. sustained efforts to destabilize the situation at J&K and subvert local elections and democracy.
Clock Foreign Secretary briefs envoys from key nations on JeM’s attempts to carry out a terrorist attack on J&K

Times of India