Post Uri attack: MEA summons Abdul Basit, hands over proof of Pakistan's involvement

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday again summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and handed him the proof of Islamabad's involvement in the Uri terror attack.

However, Pakistan has rejected the evidence provided by India, reported CNN-News18. The government sources quoted by the channel said, "Blaming us is a diversionary tactic by India, we demand an international investigation into the attack."

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar informed Basit that the two guides who helped the terrorists in Uri were taken into custody. Jaishankar also told Basit that cross-border terrorist attacks from Pakistan against India were unacceptable, Swarup tweeted.

Swarup also revealed the identities of the guides, handlers of the terrorists and one of the slain terrorists:

"We are willing to provide the Pakistan High Commission consular access to these three individuals apprehended in connection with terrorist attacks in India," the foreign secretary told the Pakistani envoy, reported PTI.

"We would once again strongly urge the Government of Pakistan to take seriously its commitment not to allow terrorist attacks against India from its soil and territory under its control. Continuing cross-border terrorist attacks from Pakistan against India are unacceptable," Jaishankar asserted.

The move comes just a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave a befitting reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the UN General Assembly.

On 21 September, Jaishankar had summoned Basit and told him that latest terrorist attack in Uri only underlines that the infrastructure of terrorism in Pakistan remains active.

Jaishankar had also provided Basit with the content of GPS recovered from the bodies of terrorists with coordinates that indicate the point and time of infiltration across the LoC and the subsequent route to the terror attack site and grenades with Pakistani markings as evidence of Pakistan's role in Uri attack in which 18 jawans were killed.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Sep 27, 2016 18:34 PM

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