Published: Sun, March 10, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

China Claims Credit for Helping Defuse India-Pakistan Tensions

China Claims Credit for Helping Defuse India-Pakistan Tensions

"Pakistan's High Commissioner to India will be returning to New Delhi, after completion of consultations in Islamabad", the FO later announced through a media statement.

Despite the ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India, it was revealed on Saturday that the lion's share of foreigners seeking Pakistani citizenship came from the eastern neighbour during the last 10 years.

Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mehmood, who was called back to Islamabad following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, has been sent back by the Imran Khan government.

Pakistan is behaving like a spokesperson of terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and despite big claims, took no action against terror outfits operating from its soil, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a weekly press briefing on Saturday. "It has demonstrated our firm resolve to take decisive action against cross border terrorism", he said.

Kumar said that India remains resolute in its determination to persuade the worldwide community towards the necessity of compelling Pakistan to prove their commitments by showing actions rather than words.

"The widespread presence of terrorist camps in Pakistan is public knowledge within and outside Pakistan", he said. It also says shut a number of facilities and frozen assets of several outlawed organizations.

Pakistani governments have in the past made similar pledges to stop militant attacks being launched from its soil, notably in early 2002, after a raid by Pakistani-based militants on India's parliament brought the two countries to the brink of war.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said no militant group would be allowed to operate from Pakistani soil to carry out attacks overseas, days after his government announced a sweeping crackdown against Islamist militant organisations.

He said these decisions were taken at a meeting of the general council on FATF, led by Pakistan's Finance Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan, as part of a series of meetings to comply with the FATF obligations.

The following day, Pakistan downed an Indian MiG-21 jet and captured its pilot in a dogfight with India, which also resulted in the downing of one Pakistani F-16.

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