New Delhi, February 27: Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan pitched for a dialogue on cross-border terrorism, India handed over a dossier to his government with details of Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) role in the Pulwama attack, which claimed the lives of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans.
The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, who was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to lodge a "strong protest" over Pakistan Air Force targeting Indian military installations, was also handed over a dossier based on the National Investigation Agency's probe into the February 14 Pulwama strike. Imran Khan Pitches For 'Peace Talks' as India-Pakistan Tension Escalates, Says 'Wars Have Always Been Miscalculated'.
"A dossier was handed over to Pakistani side with specific details of JeM complicity in Pulwama terror attack and the presence of JeM terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan," said the statement issued by MEA.
"The JeM had taken the responsibility of the terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. "Regret was expressed at continuing denial by Pakistan's political and military leadership at the presence of terrorist infrastructure in territories under its control," the statement added.
The MEA said Pakistan was conveyed that India expects Islamabad to take immediate and verifiable action against terrorism emanating from territories under its control.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday carried out pre-dawn raid at the largest JeM camp in Pakistan's Balakot. Although the strike was executed after "credible intel inputs" warned Indian agencies of more Pulwama-style attacks, analysts termed it as a "retribution" to the February 14 assault.
In response to the Indian counter-terror operation, Pakistan air force on Wednesday tried to target certain locations in Jammu and Kashmir. Their attempt, however, was thwarted by the IAF.
In the aerial engagement, India shot down a Pakistani jet while an Indian IAF pilot was captured by the Pakistani authorities. India also lost a MiG 21 aircraft.
India also lodged a strong protest at the unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan, including by violating the Indian air space and targeting military posts.
"This is in contrast to the India's non-military anti-terror pre-emptive strike at a JeM terrorist camp in Balakot on February 26," the MEA added.
(With PTI inputs)