The day after India airstrikes Balakot camp of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed on February 26, in an avenge to Pulwama attack, Pakistan violated India air space, in which India lost its aircraft in the aerial combat with PAF F-16s. Making a strong statement against Pakistan, the government today said Islamabad has not shown serious intent to address the concerns of India and the international community in taking action against terrorist groups operating from its soil.
“It is regrettable that Pakistan still continues to deny Jaish-e-Mohammed's own claim of taking ownership of Pulwama attack. Pak Foreign Minister said 'they(JeM) have not claimed responsibility of the attack, there is some confusion' Is Pakistan defending the JeM?” Raveesh Kumar said.
#WATCH Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar: If Pakistan claims to be a 'Naya Pakistan' with 'nayi soch' then it should demonstrate 'naya action' against terrorist groups and cross border terrorism in support of its claims. pic.twitter.com/Ji7ZBZsVjc— ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2019
“There are eyewitness accounts and electronic evidence that Pakistan deployed F-16 aircraft and that one F-16 was shot down by Wing Commander Abhinandan. We have asked USA to also examine whether the use of F-16 against India is in accordance with terms and conditions of sale,” he added.
Amid tension between India and Pakistan, Pak PM Imran Khan claimed that it is new Pakistan, on which Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that if it is new Pakistan, then it should take new action against terrorism with new thinking.
“If Pakistan claims to be a 'Naya Pakistan' with 'nayi soch' then it should demonstrate 'naya action' against terrorist groups and cross border terrorism in support of its claims,” Raveesh Kumar said.
Speaking on Masood Azhar Presence in Pakistan, Raveesh Kumar said, “All members of the UNSC are aware about JeM training camps in Pakistan and about the chief of JeM Masood Azhar & his presence in Pakistan. We call upon all members of UNSC to list Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist under UN sanction committee.”