SRINAGAR: India on Tuesday summoned Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, and reportedly handed over “proof of cross-border origins” of the recent attack that killed 18 soldiers at frontier Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar reportedly provided Basit with details of the two guides who he said helped the attackers to reach the Uri army camp on September 18.
“Foreign Secretary… presents proof of cross border origins of Uri attack,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, tweeted.
Swarup said Basit was told that the two guides were caught by villagers in Uri and were in Indian custody.
The official identified them as Yasin Khurshid, 19, s/o Mohammed Khurshid and a resident of Khiliana Kalan in Muzaffarabad and Faizal Hussain Awan, 20, s/o Gul Akbar and from Potha Jahangir, also in Muzaffarabad.
Muzaffarabad is the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Four men accused of being from Pakistan were killed after they attacked the Uri army camp and killed 18 Indian army soldiers on September 18. Pakistan has denied any links with the attackers.
With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service