Pakistan's High Commissioner to India returns to his post in New Delhi

Posted March 10, 2019

PM Modi said India now follows a new policy of dealing with terrorists, citing the retaliatory strikes against Pakistan during his term.

Pakistan had called its envoy back to Islamabad for urgent consultations in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) which left 40 CRPF personnel dead. Meanwhile, Islamabad accuses New Delhi of violently oppressing pro-Pakistan separatists who are fighting for independence or in favor of a merger with Pakistan.

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria reached Islamabad on Saturday and will resume office soon, sources told ANI.

The Indian High Commissioner will also engage on urgent issues not only with Pakistan but with diplomats of other countries in Islamabad.

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India on Saturday said its "non-military strike" on JeM camp in Pakistan achieved its desired objective and demonstrated the country's firm resolve to take decisive action against cross border "terrorism", PTI reported.

The development came days after a rare aerial dogfight between India and Pakistan over Azad Kashmir ignited fears of an all-out conflict, with world powers rushing to urge restraint.

"This government will not allow Pakistan's land to be used for any kind of outside terrorism", Khan said while addressing a rally in southern Pakistan. It also says it shut a number of facilities and froze assets of several outlawed organizations.

Pakistani governments have in the past made similar pledges to stop militant attacks being launched from its soil, notably in early 2002, after a raid by Pakistani-based militants on India's parliament brought the two countries to the brink of war.

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The dossier was handed over to Pakistan after Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address to the nation had offered Indian government to hold dialogue.

"India hasn't shared yet any actionable information and proof against anybody", he added. "As many as 22 terrorist training camps, including nine of JeM are still being run in Pakistan and there has been no action against them", the official said.

Islamabad responded by shooting down two Indian warplanes and capturing a pilot, who was later returned to India as a peace gesture.

Since then, the two sides have exercised restraint amid calls from the global community to avoid war.

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