Islamabad: A Pakistani Investigation team is likely to be in India next Month to collect evidence linked to alleged involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants in the Pathankot Airbase attack.
According to a media report, a senior deplomat has said, “The investigation team’s visit is expected. However, the dates are yet to be finalised.”
However, the registration of an FIR by Punjab police’s Counter-Terrorism Department on Friday has paved the way for the visit of the six-member investigation team constituted by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif weeks after the attack.
Pathankot Air Force Station which is the part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force, was attacked on January 2 and as a result 14 people were dead, including six attackers, seven security personnel and one civilian.
The media report suggests that the investigation team will visit the attacked site and collect evidence related to Indian claim that the terrorist strike was planned in Pakistan and executed by a group of four who had crossed the border into Pathankot.
The investigators will also meet officials of India’s National Investigating Agency investigating the attack.
India, a diplomatic source said, was ready to receive the Pakistani team and facilitate it in investigations.
The decision regarding cooperation with Pakistan was taken at a meeting in Delhi presided over by Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval in which issues relating to the visit of the Pakistani team were discussed.