India’s envoy to Pakistan to return on Saturday

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo: IANS)

India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will reach Islamabad on Saturday after having completed his consultations here in the wake of Pulwama terror attack.

“High Commissioner of India to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria is returning to Islamabad after having completed his consultations in India. He will reach Islamabad on March 9 and resume his duties, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a media query regarding Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan’s return to Islamabad.

Tensions increased between India and Pakistan after 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in a terror attack on February 14 in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) took responsibility for the attack.

India conducted strikes on a training camp of JeM at Balakot in Pakistan in retaliation over the terror attack.

In the subsequent aerial engagement, both India and Pakistan lost a fighter jet each.

Bisaria’s return comes days before India and Pakistan will discuss modalities of the operationalisation of the Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan.

The first meeting to discuss and finalise the modalities for the corridor would be held on the Indian side of Attari-Wagah border on March 14.

Bisaria had been called back to Delhi for consultations after the Pulwama terror attack.

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