Just 2 days after the cowardly attack on CRPF convoy which claimed lives of at least 44 men, yet another terror blast killed one Major-rank Army officer while a soldier suffered injuries today at the time of defusing an explosive device at Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri.
It has been learnt that the explosive had been planted by trespassers from Pakistan about 1.5 kilometres inside the LoC.
“The Major-rank army officer was killed while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which had been planted by terrorists. The officer is from the Corps of Engineers. The IED was planted 1.5 km inside the Line of Control in the Naushera sector, Rajouri district, in J&K,” as reported by ANI.
The Major-rank army officer was killed while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which had been planted by terrorists. The officer is from the Corps of Engineers. The IED was planted 1.5 kms inside the Line of Control in the Naushera sector, Rajouri district, in J&K https://t.co/ZyWFS9RbWR
— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
A suicide bomber on Thursday dashed his car loaded with 350 kg explosives into a Central Reserve Police Force bus on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama district left at least 44 jawans martyred leaving 38 others severely injured.
Following the dastardly Pulwama terror attack which took the nation by shock, the Indian government took a decisive step to withdraw ‘MFN status’ to Pakistan which was given in the year 1996. This is a big blow to Pakistan.
What is MFN status?
MFN status means Most Favoured Nation status which is granted to an international trade partner to ensure equal trading between all partner countries of the World Trade Organization.
Since the two neighbouring countries- India and Pakistan are part of the WTO, they both are required to grant MFN status to each other as well as other partner countries.
FYI, a country which gives MFN status to another country has to provide concessions, privileges including immunity in trade agreements, which is the first clause in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).