Pakistan's High Commissioner to India returns to his post in New Delhi

Pakistan's big statement: Detained 121 terrorists, took control of 182 madrasas

Pakistan's big statement: Detained 121 terrorists, took control of 182 madrasas

"Since February 26, following demands from the worldwide community, Pakistan is again claiming to take fresh action against terror groups on its soil".

India has been sceptical about Pakistan's latest steps to dismantle militant groups, with Indian officials calling the action cosmetic. "Pak Foreign Minister said that they (JeM) have not claimed responsibility of the attack, there is some confusion - Is Pakistan defending the JeM?" the Kumar asked.

On March 5, the Foreign Office (FO) said they had informed the Indian envoy that Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood would be returning to New Delhi after completing consultations in Islamabad. "This has caused the global community to isolate Pakistan", Mr Bera said.

The MEA reminded Islamabad of the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's 2004 statement when he had made a solemn public commitment that they would not allow any territory under their control to be used for terrorist activity in any manner.

"These actions are in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1267". However, Khan said there was a huge desire to build a peaceful and stable Pakistan.

"I also call on China to play a constructive role in India and Pakistan relations".

Bisaria, who had been recalled to New Delhi for consultations last month following the Pulwama terror attack, will articulate India's expectations from Pakistan with emphasis and more directly, sources added.

In Islamabad, the Interior Ministry on Thursday claimed that a total of 121 members of the proscribed terror groups have so far been taken into "preventive detention" across Pakistan.

Slamming Islamabad for continuing to deny that JeM's roots were in Pakistan, Kumar said: "It is unfortunate that Pakistan still continues to deny JeM's own claim of carrying out the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, reports IANS".

In the aerial combat, India had lost the MiG-21 Bison aircraft and its pilot Wing Commander Varthaman was captured by Pakistan.

Islamabad responded by shooting down two Indian warplanes and capturing a pilot, who was later returned to India as a peace gesture.

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