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Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed or JeM exploded over 60 kg of RDX near a CRPF bus, killing more than 40 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.

Addressing the media in Sukkar, FM Qureshi stated that, "People have raised questions on India's policies", adding that Modi's stance is not being accepted by his own people.

He was later released as a unilateral goodwill gesture for peace by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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"Since February 26, following demands from the global community, Pakistan is again claiming to take fresh action against terror groups on its soil".

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino told reporters at his biweekly news conference on Thursday, "I would say that we, the United States notes these steps and we continue to urge Pakistan to take sustained, irreversible actions against terrorist groups that will prevent future attacks and promote regional stability"."We reiterate our call for Pakistan to abide by its United Nations Security Council obligations to deny terrorists safe haven and block their entry to funds", he said.

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood met Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday and took his advice on Indo-Pak relations before returning to his post in New Delhi.

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He also said that the men "poured an unknown chemical substance on him" and that one man wrapped a rope around his neck. Smollett has remained free on $100,000 bond since his release hours after surrendering to authorities on February 21.

On February, 28 India handed over a dossier to Pakistan on details regarding Pulwama attack.

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.

The MEA reminded Islamabad of the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's 2004 statement when he had made a solemn public commitment that they would not allow any territory under their control to be used for terrorist activity in any manner.

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But India has itself hesitated to brand Pakistan as one arguing such a designation will come in the way of normalization of ties. The Kartarpur corridor was a good initiative last November by Pakistan, but the Pulawama attack spoiled the goodwill.

India said Saturday (March 9) that its army is on a "strict vigil" for new attacks from Pakistan and renewed warnings to its neighbour to take concrete action against militant groups. "Masood Azhar is the founder and leader of JEM", he said.

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