India accuses Pakistan of withholding information on bombing site

"Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and government facilities", stated the advisory adding that, "US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to USA citizens in rural areas from eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal as USA government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas".

Citing "security concerns", Pakistani security officials on Thursday barred a Reuters team from climbing a hill in northeastern Pakistan to the site of a madrasa, or religious school, and a group of surrounding buildings that was targeted by Indian warplanes last week.

A militant group claimed responsibility for the February 14 blast, and 12 days later Indian jets claimed to bomb what New Delhi alleged a terrorist training camp deep inside Pakistan.

Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Saturday that his country was acting against the banned militant outfits and it would not allow anyone to "use the Pakistani land for terrorism against any country". Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood is also scheduled to return to New Delhi today. They can further that goodwill by dismantling the terrorist networks that operate within Pakistan. "This has caused the global community to isolate Pakistan", Mr Bera said.

LG DS Hooda hails 'professional' IAF strike on JeM camp
The militant groups are fighting for either Kashmir's independence or its merger with Pakistan. The Himalayan region has been divided between India and Pakistan for more than 70 years.


"These actions are in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1267. Masood Azhar is the founder and leader of JEM", he said. "If Imran Khan does not take these steps, I'm afraid Pakistan will continue to slide into worldwide isolation, which will only serve to increase economic hardship on the Pakistani people", the Indian-American Congressman said.

In what appears to be yet another sign of de-escalation in tensions between Pakistan and India, the Indian high commissioner, who was called back after the Pulwama attack, would be returning to Islamabad on Saturday.

India launched a "non-military, pre-emptive" counter-terror operation in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26.

Pakistan claimed it downed two Indian jets, and rejected IAF's assertion that a F-16 aircraft was shot down by it during the dogfight.

  • Sonia Alvarado