India and Pakistan signed a ceasefire agreement in 2003, but it has hardly been followed in letter and spirit over the past several years with more violations than an observance of the pact.
Sheikh and his three aides -- Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib -- were convicted and sentenced in the abduction and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl in Karachi in 2002.
Asked countries to take appropriate steps: MEA on reports of planned protests outside missions on Republic Day
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said wherever Indian missions see that anti-India activities are taking place, they raise the issue with the government of that country
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said both countries will work together to further consolidate the vibrant and multifaceted bilateral relationship.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday that bulk cargo vessel, MV Jag Anand, has been on anchorage near Jingtang port in Hebei province of China since June 13.