Pakistan on Thursday said it examined 22 “pin locations” shared by India but found no terror camps and claimed that there are no links to nail 54 people detained in connection with the Pulwama terror attack as it shared the “preliminary findings” with New Delhi.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office said that it was willing to allow India to visit these locations.
India handed over a dossier to the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in New Delhi on the 27th of February with specific details of Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)’s involvement in the Pulwama attacks.
Soon after receiving the dossier, Pakistan constituted an investigation team, and detained a number of people for investigation. The 91 page Indian dossier contains six parts, out of which only part two and three pertain to the Pulwama attacks. “Other parts are generalised allegations. Pakistan is focusing on those parts which relate to Pulwama incident,” Pakistan’s foreign office said.
Pakistan said additional information and documents from India would be essential to continue the process of investigations. “Pakistan remains committed to taking this process to its logical conclusion,” the Foreign Office added.
Meanwhile, increased tensions between Indian and Pakistan forced terror camps operated in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to shut fearing action by the Indian Army. Indian intelligence learnt of a meeting held on the 16th of March in Nikial, Pakistan occupied Kashmir between Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI and Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Ashfaq Barwal.
Instructions were sent out to shut down terrorist camps in the area. In all four terror camps were shut down that were controlled by Ashfaq Baral of the Lashkar, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen.
India conducted anti-terror operations after the Pulwama attacks, in which 40 CRPF troops were killed. Twelve days after these devastating attacks, Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted “non-military, pre-emptive” airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot to destroy Jaish-e-Mohammed’s terror camp.