India briefs foreign envoys on Pakistan

Our Correspondent

25 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: India on Monday briefed a selected group of head of missions in New Delhi about Pakistan’s direct role in planning the terror attack which was recently foiled by security forces with the killing of four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists.

The heads of missions —— USA, Russia, France and Japan and Bangladesh——were provided a detailed information docket giving details of the incident as it transpired as well as list of items and ammunition that was recovered from terrorists clearly indicating their Pakistani origins.

Sources said they were also briefed on how terrorists got into India, which is now clear as an underground tunnel has been found in the Samba sector.

They said envoys were told how preliminary investigations by police and intelligence authorities and markings on the recovered AK-47 rifles and other items brought it out that terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammed.

“It was pointed out how the incident of November 19 is part of Pakistan’s ongoing terror campaign in Jammu and Kashmir and that in 2020 itself we have seen 200 incidents of terrorist violence and neutralization of 199 terrorists. Details of JeM’s involvement in previous such incidents were also shared,” a source said.

In terms of the bigger picture, it was clear that the terrorists were planning biggest terror attack in India since Pulwama in February 2019 and implications can be guessed, the sources said.