India-Pak tension:Reasonably good news from India and Pak,” Says Donald Trump

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Donald Trump says hopefully India-Pak tension coming to an end, India had been on high alert amid warnings of retaliation by Pak

New Delhi:MNN:US President Donald Trump has said that he hoped the tension between India and Pakistan will bee coming to an end.

“We have some reasonably decent news from India and Pakistan,”

he said at a news conference in Vietnam after a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“Hopefully that’ll be coming to an end,” the US President said in response to questions.

Also in a diplomatic win for India, the United States,

United Kingdom and France have moved a fresh proposal at the United Nations Security Council

or UNSC to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.

If the proposal in passed, Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed

or JeM chief Masood Azhar will get the tag of being a ‘UN-designated global terrorist‘,

which in turn would subject him to global travel ban, asset freeze and arms embargo.

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The move comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after IAF fighter jets destroyed a major terror camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot,

Around 80 km from the Line of Control, in a pre-dawn strike on Tuesday.

An Indian Air Force pilot was also captured by Pakistan

After an air combat that marked the worst escalation between the neighbours in decades.

On Wednesday, New Delhi summoned the Pakistan envoy and lodged a strong protest over “unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan”,

saying its jets had targeted military installations in India a day after Indian fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and carried out a strike at a major terror camp.

In various videos circulated by Pakistani accounts, the pilot was seen blindfolded and wounded, his arms tied behind his back, being interrogated.

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The videos were taken off as Pakistan faced allegations of violating the Geneva Convention for prisoners

Later, a video showed the pilot sipping tea, saying that “officers of the Pakistani army have looked after me well”.

India had been on high alert amid warnings of retaliation by Islamabad after IAF fighter jets destroyed a major terror camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot,

around 80 km from the Line of Control, in a pre-dawn strike on Tuesday.

New Delhi said it was a “non-military and pre-emptive” strike based on credible inputs that Jaish was training suicide bombers for more attacks in the country.

Over 40 soldiers were killed on February 14 when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber attacked a security convoy

 Donald Trump did not elaborate.

 

India and Pakistan should exercise restraint: Japan

“In response to the mounting tension due to the operations since 26 February between the Indian Air Force and the Pakistan Air Force, Japan strongly urges India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and stabilize the situation through dialogue,” Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said.

India Demands “Immediate, Safe Return” Of Air Force Pilot Captured By Pakistan.

The government on Wednesday said it expects the “immediate and safe return” of an Indian Air Force pilot captured by Pakistan after an air combat that marked the worst escalation between the neighbours in decades.

New Delhi summoned the Pakistan envoy and lodged a strong protest over what it called an “unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan“, saying its jets had targeted military installations in India a day after Indian fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and carried out a strike at a major terror camp.

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