NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - India on Saturday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat over what New Delhi said was a foiled attack this week in the frontier territory of Jammu and Kashmir by a Pakistan-based militant group, a charge the neighbouring country denied.
FILE PHOTO: An armed policeman stands guard outside Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, India, February 15, 2019.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs said a protest was lodged with Pakistan’s charge d’affaires in New Delhi.
Tension between the nuclear-armed rivals has sharpened since last August, when Modi’s government ended the autonomy of its only Muslim-majority region.
India will hold district-level elections this month in Jammu and Kashmir, the first such exercise there since the federal government took away the area’s statehood more than a year ago.
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