Pathankot terror attack: When NSA Ajit Doval ignored Nasir Janjua's phone calls

After news of attack on Pathankot airbase was reported, Pakistan tried to reach out to India couple of times but NSA Ajit Doval ignored them, as per a media report.

Delhi: After news of attack on Pathankot airbase was reported, Pakistan tried to reach out to India couple of times but NSA Ajit Doval ignored them, as per a media report.

As per ABP News Pakistan's NSA Nasser Khan Janjua tried calling Doval at least four times between 1st and 4th January, 2016.

Doval ignored taking his calls, the channel quoted sources as saying. 

Doval took Janjua's call only on January 4th in the evening and reportedly told Pakistani NSA take prompt action and give him leads regarding Pathankot attack.

Janjua again called up Doval from Colombo, as per the report, where he was accompanying Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

Doval gave his Pakistani counterpart more proofs and then the two NSAs spoke for the second time on January 5th in the morning.

Meanwhile, as Pakistan link to Pathankot attack became clear, its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called up Narendra Modi yesterday to promise a probe into the "specific and actionable" information provided and a "prompt and decisive action" against the terrorists behind it.

Sharif conveyed his "heartfelt sadness and grief" on the loss of lives in the attack and "pointed out to the PM Modi that whenever a serious effort for bringing peace between the two countries was underway, terrorists try to derail the process", said a statement issued by his office yesterday night.

During the telephonic call, Modi pressed for urgent action against those responsible for the attack.

Sharif said "his government was working on the leads and information provided by the Indian government" and that "the Pakistani government would investigate this matter", said the statement issued by the Pakistan PMO.

PM Modi "strongly emphasized the need for Pakistan to take firm and immediate action against the organizations and individuals responsible for and linked to the Pathankot terrorist attack," said a statement issued by Indian PMO about the call made by Sharif from Sri Lanka where he was on a three-day visit.

The statement said "specific and actionable information in this regard has been provided to Pakistan".

The phone call from Sharif came as the Pakistan link to the attack became clear.

Yesterday, NIA chief Sharad Kumar said that there was little doubt that the attackers were from Pakistan and Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar added that there are indications that some of equipment used by terrorists were made in Pakistan.

On the other hand, security officials said today that the combing operations may continue for a day or two at the forward base where seven security personnel and six terrorists were killed.

(With PTI inputs)

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