New Delhi: India on Tuesday called in the Pakistani envoy to lodge a strong protest over Islamabad’s “continuing cross-border terrorism” amid a sharp downturn in bilateral ties. "Foreign Secretary Jaishankar called in Pak HC Basit today, issued strong demarche on continuing cross border terrorism from Pakistan," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
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"Demarche made specific reference to LeT (Lashkar-e-Toiba) terrorist and Pak national Bahadur Ali who was apprehended recently," he added.
The demarche stated that Pakistani national Bahadur Ali alias Abu Saifullah was arrested by Indian authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on July 25 along with weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, live rounds of ammunition, grenades and grenade launcher, as well as sophisticated communication equipment and other material of Pakistani and international origin.
It said Bahadur Ali, born on December 17, 1995, is son of Mohammed Haneef, a resident of Jia Bagga village in the Lahore district of Pakistan's Punjab province.