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Pathankot Terror Attacks: India to receive Pakistan's investigation team

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:43 IST

A team of Pakistani investigators are likely to visit India next month to collect evidence relating to the alleged involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists in the Pathankot airbase attack, the media reported on 20 February.

"The investigation team's visit is expected," a senior diplomat told Dawn on Friday, adding that dates for the visit are yet to be finalised.

The registration of an FIR by the Counter-Terrorism Department of Punjab police on Friday has, however, paved the way for the visit of the six-member investigation team constituted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif weeks after the attack on the Pathankot Air Force Station.

The investigation team will visit the site of the attack and collect evidence related to the Indian government's claim that the terrorist strike was planned in Pakistan and executed by a group of four terrorists who had crossed the border into Pathankot.

The investigators will also meet officials of India's National Investigating Agency investigating the attack.

According to a diplomatic source, India is ready to receive the Pakistani team and provide them with the necessary help.

The decision to cooperate with Pakistan was taken during a meeting in Delhi which presided by Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

First published: 20 February 2016, 2:19 IST