Pak PM Imran Khan congratulates Modi, says looking forward to working with him for peace

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his electoral victory.


He added that he looked forward to working with the leader for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia.

“I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia”, Imran Khan tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan's congratulatory message on Twitter.

"Thank you PM ImranKhan. I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes. I have always given primacy to peace and development in our region," Modi tweeted.

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.

On February 14, an explosives-laden truck rammed into a CRPF convoy in Pulwama outside Srinagar, killing more than 40 soldiers in one of the biggest terror attacks in recent years.

The convoy comprised 78 buses in which around 2500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.

On February 26, the Indian Air Force carried out a counter-terror operation and attacked terror camps in Balakot area in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The air strikes come 12 days after the dreaded terror outfit-Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) carried out a debilitating attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama.

In response, On February 27, Pakistani F-16 jets violated the Line of Control and the aerial fight ensued.

Subsequently, Indian fighter jet shot down Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet, which landed in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 and captured an Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman. However, on March 1, he was released.

 

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