Foriegn Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday briefed the envoys of US, Russia, France and Japan on the planned terror attack by Jaish-e-Mohammad in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir which was foiled by security forces on November 19, reports said.
All the envoys were provided details of the incidents and a comprehensive information docket with list of items recovered from terrorists, indicating their Pakistani origins.
Reports said the envoys were informed about India’s concern regarding Pakistan’s continuous efforts to destabilise the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Adding to the details of JeM’s involvement in previous such attacks, a source said in terms of bigger picture, it was clear that the terrorists were planning the biggest terror attack in India since Pulwama in February 2019 and the implications can be guessed.
The security forces killed four JeM terrorists in an encounter on Thursday morning. They were hiding in a truck. The government later asserted that a major terror attack was foiled by Indian security forces.
It was the first of several briefings to be conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in small groups in view of the COVID-19 situation. Reports said other secretaries will also be holding similar sessions with heads of missions of other countries.
The envoys were also briefed on how the terrorists entered Indian territory which is now clear after the discovery of an underground tunnel in the Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir, reports said.
Reports suggested that the planned attack was part of ongoing efforts to subvert the local elections and to carry out a terror attack aimed to coincide with the anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack by 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba.