Jaishankar summons Abdul Basit, says Pakistan should live up to its anti-terror commitment

In the wake of the 18 September attack on an Army base in North Kashmir’s Uri sector, the Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Wednesday tweeted that Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to discuss the attack.

Jaishankar is reported to have told Basit that even as they were speaking, two encounters between terrorists and the Indian Army were underway at the border. He even said that India is ready to provide fingerprints and DNA samples collected from the Army base.

Reiterating that India has found evidence against Pakistan, Swarup said that the items recovered from the site of the attack like grenades, communication equipment, food, medicines have all been made in Pakistan.

Also, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) uncovered some suspicious bank transactions between accounts from Pakistan and Srinagar. The ED believes that the money could have been used for funding terror activities in Kashmir.

In a media briefing, Swarup said that India wants Pakistan to live up to its public commitment of not allowing terror against India. He further said that Sunday’s attack is an evidence of a thriving terror machinery in our neighbour country.

Persistent and growing violation of Pakistan’s anti-terror commitment is a matter of concern, the MEA said. It added that beginning from Pathankot air base attack, there have been continuous attempts by terrorists to cross LoC and international borders.

Pakistan, however, continues to deny any link to the deadly terror attack in Uri. It demanded that India should return to the negotiating table on Kashmir and put an end to its anti-Pakistan propaganda, CNN-News18 reported. The Pakistani army too refuted India's allegations and termed it "unfounded and premature."

Updated Date: Sep 21, 2016 19:52 PM

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