Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale summoned by Pakistan
India on Thursday briefed top envoys of 25 countries including the US, China, Russia, the UK and France after the Indian Army said it has carried a "surgical strikes" on terror launch pads across the LoC.
Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale.
PTI quoted Pakistan Foreign Office as saying that Bambawale was called in following "unprovoked cross border firing" by India.
On the other hand, ANI said Pakistan had told the Indian Envoy that they rejected the baseless Indian claim regarding 'surgical strikes'.
Meanwhile, India today briefed top envoys of 25 countries including the US, China, Russia, the UK and France after the Indian Army said it has carried a "surgical strikes" on seven terror launch pads across the LoC, inflicting "significant casualties" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar briefed the envoys in the South Block to convey the "context" of carrying out the strikes, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup confirmed.
The FS told them that it was "a classic counter-terrorism operation more than a military one" and that it was to neutralise terrorists who were trained to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and other major Indian cities.
They were also told that India has no plans for any further operation as of now but added the armed forces will not allow terrorists to carry out any attacks.
An all-party meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was also informed about it.
Significantly, earlier in the day American National Security Advisor Susan Rice had spoken to Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and said the US wants Pakistan to "combat and delegitimise" UN-designated terrorist entities, including LeT and JeM.
(With PTI inputs)