India hands over dossier on JeM to Pak
New Delhi, Feb 27: India Wednesday handed over to Pakistan a dossier on “specific details” of involvement of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the Pulwama suicide attack on CRPF as also the presence of camps of the UN-proscribed militant 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 the 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 the responsibility of the suicide strike in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, in which 49 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 Pakistan to take immediate and verifiable action against “terrorism emanating from territories under its control”.
India also 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.
India also asked the acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to ensure safe return of an IAF pilot who was detained by Pakistan following an aerial engagement by air forces of the two countries.
It has also been made clear to Pakistan that no harm should be caused to the Indian defence personnel, the External Affairs Ministry said, adding it has conveyed strong objection to the neighbouring country at the “vulgar display” of an injured personnel in violation of all norms of International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Convention.