New Delhi, February 15: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, on Friday was called back by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government reportedly to discuss New Delhi's diplomatic strategy in the wake of a terror attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Upon his return to India, Ajay Bisaria is likely to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhle.
The government called back Bisaria hours after a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by PM Modi. Following the meeting, Union Minister Arun Jaitley assured to mount diplomatic pressure on Pakistan over terrorism. Jaitley also said that the government has decided to withdraw the "Most Favoured Nation" or MFN status given to Pakistan for bilateral trade. Pulwama Attack: PM Narendra Modi Vows to Give Befitting Reply to JeM Strike, Says 'Army Given Free Hand'.
"The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will initiate all possible steps, and I am referring to all diplomatic steps, which are to be taken to ensure the complete isolation from the international community of Pakistan of which incontrovertible evidence is available of having the direct hand in this gruesome terrorist attack," Jaitley said.
The minister said that the MEA would also engage with the international community to make sure that the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism which has been pending for over three decades with the UN, particularly because of the definition of the word terrorism, must be adopted at the earliest. Jaish-e-Mohammed Carried Out Pulwama Attack to Avenge Killings of Maulana Masood Azhar's Nephew?
Besides PM Modi and Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were also present at the meeting. Jaitley said that the CCS observed a two-minute silence for those who made the ultimate sacrifice and expressed their condolences to the bereaved families.