India gives proof of JeM's role in Pathankot terror attack to Pakistan, wants action
The Indian government has reportedly given evidence of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad's involvement in the attack on Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot.
New Delhi: The Indian government has reportedly given evidence of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad's involvement in the attack on Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot.
As per reports, the Indian dossier given to Pakistan includes call records from Bahawalpur made by the attackers to their handlers in the neighbouring country.
The dossier also includes the locations and addresses from where the calls were actually made.
As per media reports, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval had provided to Pakistani authorities the details like the call intercepts. It is now clear that the attackers had reportedly made several calls to Pakistan, some of them brief and some long.
As per a report in IBN, the Pakistan-based handlers of the Pathankot attackers have been identified as Ashfaq Ahmad, Hafiz Abdul Shakur and Kasim Jaan.
Based on the evidence, India now wants Pakistan to act swiftly against the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack.
The Indian government is of the view that any future engagement with Pakistan will depend on its response to the information shared with it regarding the attack and its action against the top brass of Jaish-e-Mohammad, which is believed to be behind the attack.
India is likely to press Pakistan to arrest of the leaders of the terror outfit including their mentor Maulana Mazoor Azhar.
India has maintained that if Pakistan fails to act against the perpetrators, there will be no further talks between the two countries. Foreign Secretary level talks are scheduled to be held on January 14-15 in Islamabad.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued by Pakistan, it has claimed the they are working on the "leads" provided by India on the terror attack. " "In line with Pakistan's commitment to effectively counter and eradicate terrorism, the Government is in touch with the Indian government and is working on the leads provided by it," the statement said.
Extending Pakistan's deepest condolences to the Government and people of India on the "unfortunate terrorist incident" in Pathankot, a statement by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, "We understand the pain of many families who have lost their dear ones in this tragedy, as Pakistan itself is a major victim of terrorism."
With PTI inputs