National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday. As per sources, Mr Pompeo has expressed support to India’s decision to take action against JeM terror camp on Pakistani soil.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Indian Air Force successfully repulsed an attempt by Pakistan to target India's military installations in retaliation to the IAF's precision strike that decimated the Pakistani terror launchpads on Tuesday, including the shooting down of one Pakistani aircraft, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed.
The Pakistan government immediately issued a notification stating an emergency like situation has struck the country because of which certain measures are to be taken with immediate effect. Facing the heat from India - which has avenged February 14 Pulwama terror attack by destroying terror camps in Pakistan and then thwarting PAF's efforts to infiltrate Indian airspace - Pakistan has been forced into taking measures such as cancellation of leaves of all the officials.
Following a meeting conducted by the Pakistan army chief, an emergency has been imposed in Karachi while places like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been put on high alert.
Earlier on Thursday, United States, Britain and France proposed that the United Nations Security Council should blacklist the head of Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad, which said it attacked an Indian paramilitary convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir. It was the third attempt to put Masood Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), on the UN terror blacklist, which would subject him to a global travel ban and assets freeze.The council has 10 days to consider the request from the three countries.
On February 14, 2019, Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed explosives-laden vehicle into a bus ferrying CRPF jawans in Pulwama district in which 40 soldiers were martyred. India strongly retaliated to the cowardly attack by conducting an air strike in which terror camps of JeM in Pakistan were turned into dust and more than 245 on-foot soldiers and terrorists were killed in a matter of 17 minutes.
In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack by Pak-sponsored Jaish-e-Mohammed, ties between India and Pakistan have sharply deteriorated, escalating tension on the international border. US, UK, Australia, France, and other world countries issued statements condemning Pakistan for breeding terrorists on their soil and asserted that the world's patience on terrorist safe havens is running thin.