The UGC along with AICTE in a joined notice has warned Indian students against pursuing higher education in Pakistan.

A notice issued by senior officials of the All India Council for Technical Education and University Grants Commission said that students should not travel to Pakistan for higher studies.

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Overseas Indians have also been warned. Photo:

The notice said that any Indian citizen or Indian citizen living abroad who wants to enroll in any Pakistani educational institution or degree program, will not be eligible for employment or higher education in India.

However, it has been stated that the migrants or their children have been educated in Pakistan and if they have been granted citizenship and security then they will be eligible for employment in India.

Tensions in bilateral relations

The current tensions in Pak-India relations have been going on since 2019 when on February 26, Indian Air Force planes violated the Pakistani border by dropping payloads on the blockade and as a result, the two nuclear powers were on the brink of war.

Pakistan responded the next day, shooting down two Indian planes and capturing an Indian Air Force pilot whose fighter jet had crashed into Pakistani territory and was captured.

Tensions between the two countries worsened on August 5, 2019, when India ended the disputed status of illegally and unilaterally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan had severed ties with India over this unilateral move by May 2020, but the ban on imports of medicines and related materials was relaxed.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who was elected in Pakistan this month, in response to a letter from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanded that the Kashmir issue be resolved for the sake of bilateral peace and prosperity for Pakistan and India.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif had asked Modi to work together for the development and prosperity of his people to restore peace.

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