LAHORE – Pakistan on Monday called back its high commissioner in New Delhi, Sohail Mahmood, for consultations.

He has left New Delhi, according to a tweet by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.

Relations between the two countries have deteriorated following an attack on Indian forces in Indian-Administered Kashmir. The Pulwama attack claimed the lives of over 40 Indian paramilitary troops.

India has claimed that Pakistan is responsible for the attack, however, Pakistan has denied this and offered its assistance to find the true culprits.