'Naya Pakistan' must show 'naya action' against terror groups, says India
Speaking to reporters, Kumar said that if Pakistan claims it has a video recording of the downing of a second Indian aircraft then why have they not shared the video with international media
- MEA Raveesh Kumar on Saturday addressed a media briefing
- Kumar took questions pertaining to tensions between Indian and Pakistan
- Kumar also spoke about the extradition progress of Nirav Modi
Further, speaking about Pakistan using F-16 aircraft to down an Indian warplane which was potentially in violation of US agreements, Kumar said, “There are eyewitness accounts and electronic evidence that Pakistan deployed F-16 aircraft 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.”
Speaking about Imran Khan’s claim of ‘New Pakistan’, Kumar said that if Pakistan claims to be a 'Naya Pakistan' with 'nayi soch' then it should show 'naya action' against terrorist groups and cross border terrorism. “It is regrettable that Pakistan still continues to deny Jaish-e-Mohammed's own claim of taking ownership of Pulwama attack,” he said.
"All members of the UNSC are aware about JeM training camps in Pakistan and about the chief of JeM Masood Azhar and his presence in Pakistan. We call upon all members of UNSC to list Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist under UN sanction committee," Kumar said further.
#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
“Pakistan Foreign Minister said 'they (JeM) have not claimed responsibility of the attack, there is some confusion' Is Pakistan defending the JeM?” Kumar questioned.
"Would like to make it clear that holding Kartarpur Corridor talks doesn't mean resumption of bilateral ties. This is related to the emotions and sentiments of our Indian citizens of Sikh faith," he added.
Kumar was also questioned about the progress in extradition process of fugitive diamondaire Nirav Modi and by when will India be able to bring him back. “All necessary steps are being taken for the extradition of Nirav Modi. We have been aware of his presence in UK. It(extradition request) is under their(UK Govt) consideration,” he said.
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