Interactive: All actions taken by Modi govt post Pulwama terror attack
Following the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy killing 40, the government has moved to tighten security and isolate Pakistan.
In the backdrop of the Pulwama attack by a suicide bomber in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed, India is moving forward diplomatically and strategically in exposing the menace of terrorism breeding on the Pakistan soil. The plan is to cripple the neighbouring country, which is already reeling under economic crisis.
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1. Call to P5 nations to alienate Pakistan
Hours after the suicide bomber attack, affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), India held a briefing for envoys of 25 countries, including from P5 nations—US, China, Russia, the UK and France—to highlight Pakistan's role in using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, who headed the meeting, said that Pakistan must take "immediate and verifiable action" against the JeM and that it must immediately stop any groups or individuals associated with terrorism operating from its territories.
2. Pak’s MNF status revoked
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on February 15, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, revoked the Most Favoured Nation (MNF) status bestowed on Pakistan since 1996. A day later, India upped the attack by introducing a 200 per cent hike on USD 488.5 million worth of goods that the neighbouring country exports to India.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on February 17 issued orders to withdraw security of five separatist leaders—Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah.
All security and vehicles provided to them were withdrawn on February 17, and according to the order, no security forces or cover will be provided, under any pretext, to them or any other separatists.
4. Central forces to be moved by air for Kashmir deployment
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a plan to charter flights to transport Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel deployed in the Kashmir Valley.
According to The Hindu, commercial flight will be available six days a week exclusively for the movement of personnel from Srinagar-Delhi-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu-Srinagar.
5. New features added to convoy movement
The CRPF has decided to tweak the standard operating procedures (SOPs) framed to secure its convoys.
“Apart from traffic control, there will be changes in the timings of convoy, their halt locations and movement in coordination with other security forces like the Army and the J-K police,” CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar said.