India summons Pak Deputy High Commissioner, lodges strong protest at the unprovoked act of aggression

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan at the unprovoked act of aggression, including violation of air space by the Pakistan Air Force targeting of Indian military posts. The External Affairs Ministry, said in a statement, yesterday that the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan was summoned and a strong protest was lodged.

It said Pakistan's act was in contrast to India's non-military anti-terror pre-emptive strike at a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camp at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was conveyed that India reserves the right to take firm and decisive action to protect its national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity against any act of aggression or cross-border terrorism.

India said it is unfortunate that Pakistan has acted with aggression instead of fulfilling its international obligation and bilateral commitment to take credible action against terrorist entities and individuals operating from its soil. India demanded that Pakistan take immediate and verifiable action against terrorism.

A dossier was handed over to Islamabad with specific details of JeM’s involvement in Pulwama Fidayeen Jihadi attack and the presence of its camps and leadership in Pakistan.

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