Saturday 9 March 2019 2:22 AM UTC
NEW DELHI March 8: India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will reach Islamabad today having completed his consultations here, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.
Ajay Bisaria had been called to New Delhi for consultations following the Pulwama terror attack last month.
“High Commissioner of India to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, is returning to Islamabad after having completed his consultations in India.
He will reach Islamabad on 9 March 2019 and resume his duties,” MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a media query regarding the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan’s return to Islamabad.
Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.
India launched a counter-terror operation, with the Air Force striking a Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26.
The next day, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in aerial combat and captured its pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, who was handed over to India on March 1.
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