/ US, UK, France move UN to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar, IAF pilot still in Pakistan captivity

India Today : Feb 28, 2019, 09:53 AM

Tensions between Indian and Pakistan prevail as one Indian pilot remains in the custody of Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold high-level meetings today. There are reports of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. US, UK, Russia, France & other countries have asked the United Nations to blacklist jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.

Tensions between Indian and Pakistan prevail as one Indian pilot remains in the custody of Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold high-level meetings today. On Wednesday evening he held a meeting with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and chiefs of the three armed forces. Meanwhile, there are reports of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. The US, UK and France have asked the United Nations to blacklist jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar. The US, Russia and other countries have urged India and Pakistan to de-escalate the tensions and refrain from taking further military actions. In India, a joint statement by 21 opposition parties lauded the Indian armed forces for their bravery but also slammed the Narendra Modi government for politicising the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to take part in the meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Pakistan, a key member of OIC, on Wednesday refused to take part in the meeting on the grounds that Sushma Swaraj has been invited as a guest of honour in it