JeM chief Masood Azhar secretly released from custody by Pakistan

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Amidst heightened tensions between Pakistan and India over the abrogation of article 370, Pakistan has secretly released Maulana Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief.

In May, 2019, the United Nation has designated Masood Azhar a terrorist, who has now been released to plan terrorist operations.

The Indian Navy was recently warned about an “underwater wing” of JeM, which is training people to carry out attacks. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh said all stakeholders in coastal security are ensuring that there is no intrusion from the sea. He said,  “We have received intelligence (input) that an underwater wing of Jaish-e-Mohammed is training people to carry out attacks from water and that is one change. “But we are fully prepared and will thwart any such attempt.

After China, a permanent member of UN and also Pakistan’s all-weather ally — lifted its technical hold on the proposal by the US, the UK and France to list him, UN’s move came in/

After a decade of relentless efforts to ban the mastermind of several terror attacks, it was a huge victory for India after. The listing subjected Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo.

Pakistan’s latest move comes in the wake of India’s decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divide it into two Union Territories — J&K and Ladakh. This annoyed the neighbour, which scaled with diplomatic ties with India and also suspended bilateral trade.

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