New Delhi: Unhappy over the fresh bonhomie between Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi, Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif in collaboration with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligences (ISI) hatched the deadly Pathankot attack, said sources.
It has further emerged that the plot to attack the Pathankot Air Force base was hatched in Rawalpindi.
Citing sources, Zee TV said that the aim of the attack is to derail the peace process initiated by PM Modi and vitiate the current bilateral relations.
It is also to increase tension between the two nations so that the upcoming foreign secretary-level talks get cancelled, sources said.
Sources said that Pakistan Army had instructed the JeM militants to carry out attacks outside Jammu and Kashmir.
It was also planned that in the event of the attack, JeM would take the blame.
The objective of the attack was to render maximum blow to the Indian security forces.
The Pathankot attack on Saturday left seven Indian security personnel dead. A combing operation launched by the Indian security forces in the area is still on.