The decision was taken after a security review that revealed that Islamabad was no longer safe for them.
Indian consulate in Islamabad mea.gov
The mission was informed about the decision last June but the staff waited a year for the academic session to end.
India allows children of its mission staff to study only in International School of Islamabad—also known as the American School — and Roots International School.
Representational image – A Pakistani school pakturk.edu
Apart from security, the children of Indian diplomats cannot ordinarily travel outside Islamabad for school trips. Since visas are city-specific, diplomats have to get permission from the Pakistan Foreign Office before children can travel outside Islamabad.
External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup indianexpress
According to an official, the information regarding this was leaked by Pakistan to show that India-Pakistan relations are in tatters, and that it has to do with the situation in Kashmir.
In 2014, a Taliban suicide squad stormed an Army school in Peshawar and killed some 150 people, 144 of them were children.
Peshawar school massacre irishtimes
The tensions between the two countries were also heightened when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently made provocative statements on the Kashmir situation and praised Burhan Wani as a martyr. He also remarked that “Kashmir will one day become Pakistan”, a comment which evoked a sharp reaction from Sushma Swaraj, who said his dream of the state becoming a part of his country “will not be realised even at the end of eternity”.