While the Jaish commander had not been on the radar of security agencies for a long time, his ability to make powerful Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), something the local militants have little expertise of, made him a valuable catch.
Kashmir Pulwama Terror Attack LIVE News Updates: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale today summoned Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood and asked him to initiate immediate action against Jaish-e-Mohammad.
New Delhi had circulated its dossier on Azhar with all UN members, in Delhi and foreign capitals, to make its case — that he was accused in multiple terror crimes in India, from the Parliament attack in 2001 to the Pulwama terror strike in 2019.
Multilateral negotiations frequently involve complex quid pro quos, and China is known to wait and play the long game. Why has it chosen to allow the global terrorist listing of Masood Azhar at this juncture?
Terming it a “big success” in India’s fight against terror, PM Modi said, “Aaj Bharat ke liye, har Bharatiya ke liye, chahe woh kisi bhi vichardhara ka ho, kisi bhi dharam ka ho, kisi bhi kshetra ka ho, sabke liye aaj behad garv ka din hai
During that campaign, Masood, a former MLA, had faced severe criticism after a video of him delivering a hate speech against the BJP’s then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi surfaced on social media.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Defence expert Qamar Agha on Friday said the international community should pressurise Pakistan to handover terrorist Masood Azhar to India. Another Defence expert Raj Kadyan, echoing similar sentiments, asserted that the United Nations (UN) should put sanctions against Pakistan for not giving away Azhar. Earlier, India's move to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was banned by the UN, which was later scuttled by China.
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.