India on Tuesday summoned Pakistan’s High Commissioner and handed over “proof of cross-border origins” of the terror attack that killed 18 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar summoned Abdul Basit and provided him the details of the two guides who he said helped the terrorists 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 Muzzaffarabad and Faizal Hussain Awan, 20, s/o Gul Akbar and from Potha Jahangir, also in Muzzaffarabad.
Muzaffarabad is the capital of Pakistani Kashmir and is known to provide sanctuary to militant groups operating against India.
Four terrorists believed to be from Pakistan were killed after they stormed the Uri army camp and killed 18 Indian soldiers on September 18. Pakistan has denied any links with the attackers.