India summons Pakistani diplomat for Kashmir shooting

By Sanjeev Miglani and Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam

NEW DELHI / ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – India on Saturday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat for what New Delhi called a foiled attack this week in the Jammu and Kashmir border territory by a Pakistan-based militant group, a accusation that the neighboring country has denied.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the killing of four Jaish-e-Mohammed activists in a shootout with security forces, and the recovery of a large cache of weapons and explosives on them, said they predicted devastation and destruction “in the region before the local elections.

India’s foreign ministry said a protest had been lodged with the Pakistani charge d’affaires in New Delhi.

“India reiterated its long-standing demand for Pakistan to fulfill its international obligations and bilateral commitments not to allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any way,” the ministry said in a statement.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry dismissed Modi’s claims as baseless.

“We see them as part of India’s desperate attempts to distract international attention from its state terrorism in (Indian-controlled Kashmir) and state sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan,” said Friday. the ministry after Modi’s comments on Twitter.

Tensions between nuclear-weapon rivals have increased since last August, when Modi’s government ended the autonomy of its only Muslim-majority region. Kashmir is also claimed by Pakistan.

Earlier this month, Pakistan said it had compiled a dossier with evidence that activism inside its borders was sponsored by India to target Chinese investment, and that these operations had been going on since neighboring Afghanistan.

India called the accusations “products of the imagination”.

India will hold district-level elections this month in Jammu and Kashmir, the first such exercise there since the federal government removed the region’s statehood over a decade ago. ‘a year.

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