India blames Pakistan for Srinagar ambush



Indian blamed Pakistan for an attack on Indian paramilitary soldiers in Pampore town of Indian-held Kashmir, Indian media reported on Sunday.

Accusing Pakistan of the ambush, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar termed the attack, which killed eight members of India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), “an act of frustration by Pakistan”.

“During the past year, we have eliminated over 25 terrorist from Pakistan who had infiltrated into our country. It was an act of frustration,” Parrikar said.

Indian-held Kashmir’s Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, in her condemnation message after the attack, said the people of Kashmir were the “worst sufferers” of such acts as the attacks deprive them of development and employment.

Four militants attacked a convoy carrying members of India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Pampore town of Indian-held Kashmir, killing eight soldiers and wounding 20 more.

Earlier this month, Parrikar had said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had opened a window of goodwill and dialogue with Pakistan, which was closing as doubts remained about Pakistan’s sincerity in tackling terrorism.

The statement was reciprocated by Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz, who stated India never opened such a window for talks as the development in this regard was sabotaged when the talks between the two countries were postponed after the Pathankot attack.

Director General of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) Sharad Kumar had also stated that there is no evidence of Pakistan government’s involvement in the attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

Attack and its aftermath

The Pathankot air base attack occurred just days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a ‘surprise’ visit to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his birthday and the occasion of his granddaughter’s wedding ─ a move that appeared to promise better relations between the neighbouring countries in the coming year.

After Modi’s visit, the Pakistani and Indian foreign secretaries were scheduled to meet to discuss modalities regarding the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue agreed upon during Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Islamabad for the Heart of Asia conference in December.

The dialogue was to take on matters related to peace and security, Jammu and Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, Wullar Barrage, Tulbul Navigation Project, economic and commercial cooperation, counter-terrorism, narcotics control and humanitarian issues, people to people exchanges and religious tourism.

A five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Pathankot air base attack arrived in New Delhi in March, with Indian media reports claiming Lt-Col Tanvir Ahmed was the first ISI officer to visit an Indian military facility with official permission.

The Indian defence minister claimed before the team reached India that the militants could not have carried out the attack without Islamabad’s support.

Pakistan, taking positive steps to build confidence with its nuclear neighbour, cracked down on Jaish-i-Muhammad and took the group’s leader Masood Azhar into protective custody.

A later move by India to ban Jaish-i-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar at the United Nations (UN) was blocked by China.

The UN banned Jaish in 2001 but India’s efforts to get restrictions imposed on Azhar after the Mumbai attacks did not bear fruit because China did not allow them to be imposed.


  1. Your sycophantic dubious Double game has come to an end and the way you are projecting terrorism in all spheres will certainly ensure such results that let alone committing Terrorism rather you’ll ask for Death yet won’t be given; only horrendous pain will prevail; and remember at that point of time no Chinese will help. Keep up as your countdown has started

    • So you are promoting terrorism is right and your Generals writing full stories and policies about proxy war planning aginst the Pakistan .Now, after Modi, Indian Govt is started full-scale covert war aginst Pakistan in Balochistan, Sindh, KP. Now, India is the hub of terrorist activities inside and exporting its other countries. This is the reaction to such covert activities of India, inside in the Pakistan, so remember no Soviet, nor US will come to help..Let's kick the countdown.

      • @Shan, you dont know …..Soviet, US and wold leaders will be there always with INDIA. World leaders know the truth. Wold is well aware what is happening in Balochistan, KP and in Indian held Kashmir. If you see in the past all the terrorists live in PAK soil. PAkistan is terrorist country and threat to world peace and to ASIA… believe me China will understand soon………

    • Still China is helping us more than any other country and it will keep helping. Whatever happens in India you always put blame on Pakistan even without any certain evidence. 26 attack bombay attack was carried by indian and Pathan kot attack was done by you people even that your investigation officer has given clean chit that,There is no clue of ISI involvement in Pathankot attack.

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