The train with 76 Indian and 41 Pakistani nationals finally departed from Attari at around 1 am, chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Northern Railways said.
Last time, the operations of Samjhauta Express were suspended on February 28, following the Pulwama terror attack that was carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed or JeM that killed more than 40 CRPF jawans on February 14. But it was resumed shortly later.
MEA in a strongly worded statement on Wednesday said, "It was made clear that Pakistan would be well advised to ensure that no harm comes to the Indian defence personnel in its custody.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said his country’s fighter planes transgressed into the Indian side to demonstrate their capabilities but he did not want a war as the two countries, with the kind of “weapons” they have, cannot afford “miscalculations”.