MEA summons top Pak diplomat over Nagrota incident, asks Pakistan to stop supporting terrorism from their soil

India conveyed strong concern to Aftab Hassan Khan, the acting head of the Pakistan high commission, over terror attack planned by JeM in UT of J&K.

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Ministry of External Affairs summoned Pakistan High Commission official in Delhi over Nagrota incident, where four terrorists were neutralized by the security forces and Islamabad's involvement in ceasefire violations along the LOC.

India conveyed strong concern to Aftab Hassan Khan, the acting head of the Pakistan high commission, over terror attack planned by JeM in Jammu and Kashmir.

The MEA lodged strong protest demanding that Pakistan must stop supporting terrorists operating from their territory.

The Pakistani CDA-charges de affairs was handed a protest note in which New Delhi conveyed its 'strong concern' on the terror attack planned by Jaish-e-Mohammed in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The protest note urged that Pakistan should stop supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from their territory and dismantle the terrorism infrastructure, top sources said. 

It was communicated that India is firm and resolute in taking all necessary measures to safeguard its national security in the fight against terrorism.

Earlier this week, a major terror attack was thwarted with the killing of four JeM terrorists. In an encounter with security forces that lasted for three hours, four terrorists likely to be from the United Nations-designated terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were eliminated.

The terrorists were trapped at a toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Nagrota area of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

'These terrorists used old modus operandi and had recently infiltrated the Indian side. An investigation is underway,' the officials said.

Mukesh Singh, Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone had said that it was possible terrorists were planning a big attack and targeting the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections in the Union Territory.

The DDC elections will be conducted in Jammu and Kashmir in eight phases between November 28 and December 19, and the counting of votes will take place on December 22.

Pakistan's involvement in the incident has emerged, especially in the supply of phones. The phones recovered from the slained terrorists have been manufactured by a Pakistani company. 

On Thursday, Indian Prime Minister held a review meeting attended by Home minister Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and top intelligence establishment. The terrorists were planning a major attack ahead of the 26/11 attack anniversary.

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