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    India summons senior Pakistan diplomat; lodges strong protest on terror attack planned by JeM in J&K

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    Referring to the Nagrota incident, the ministry said the huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material indicate detailed planning for a "major attack to destabilise the peace and security" in the UT of J&K, in particular, to derail the ongoing democratic exercise of conduct of local district development council polls.

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    Four suspected JeM terrorists, who were hiding in a truck, were killed by security forces in Nagrota on Thursday morning.
    India on Saturday summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest with him over attempts by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of local elections there.

    Referring to the Nagrota incident, the ministry said the huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material indicate detailed planning for a "major attack to destabilise the peace and security" in the UT of J&K, in particular, to derail the ongoing democratic exercise of conduct of local district development council polls.

    "Pakistan Cd'A was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs, and a strong protest was lodged at the attempted attack, which was only prevented from happening by the alertness of the Indian security forces," the MEA said.

    In a statement, it said India is "firmly and resolutely" committed to take all necessary measures to safeguard its national security in the fight against terrorism.

    "It was demanded that Pakistan desists from its policy of supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from its territory and dismantle the terror infrastructure operated by terrorist outfits to launch attacks in other countries," it said.

    Four suspected JeM terrorists, who were hiding in a truck, were killed by security forces in Nagrota on Thursday morning.

    "A major terror attack was foiled by Indian security forces in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir on November 19. Initial reports indicate the attackers to be members of Pakistan based JeM, a terrorist organization proscribed by the United Nations and several countries," the MEA said.

    It said serious concerns were also conveyed at continued terror attacks by JeM against India, adding the terror outfit has been part of several attacks in India in the past including the Pulwama attack in February 2019.

    The MEA said India reiterated its long standing demand that Pakistan fulfill its international obligations and bilateral commitments to not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any manner.
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    5 Comments on this Story

    varadharajan balasubramanian2 days ago
    unfortunately under BJP leadership the casualties on the Indian side is increasing. The Government has no will to give a cascading reply to Pakistan aggression against India.
    Rattan Chand Goyal2 days ago
    There is no use of summoning the Pakistani High commission's officials for the actions of those who are doing what the Pakistani government wants. They will never acknowledge that. In turn tomorrow, Pakistan will summon Indian diplomats and accused India of some sort of actions in Baluchistan or Karachi. The need of the hour is to strike at the proper moment.
    Gopal Sriniwasan2 days ago
    In the last three decades several countless terror attacks has been launched including the mother of all the attacks the 26/11.
    Despite several warnings and International outcry,the deep state continues to play the same truant role knowing well that India is a barking dog.
    Summoning the Diplomats even when it had a full functional Embassy did not serve the purpose and does those in the FO think by reading the riot act to a low level orderly will there be a change.
    India has no choice but to degrade its military strength while ensuring the overt/covert operations deep inside its territory which causes immense damage to the men and materials in Uniform
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