Pathankot attack: Pakistan JIT lands in India tomorrow

| Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 21:52
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Pathankot air base

New Delhi: Pakistan's Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will visit India on Sunday to probe the deadly terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force Base. The team, which was granted visas on Friday, would visit the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters on March 28 and Pathankot on March 29.

 According to the Defence Ministry Spokesperson Pakistan JIT will have partial access to the Pathankot air force base.  JIT will be accompanied by National Intelligence Team and Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials.

However, reports state that the team's movement would be restricted only to the area of the engagement between security forces and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists.

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Official engagement will begin on Monday (March 28) with NIA giving presentation at the NIA headquarters for the Pakistan JIT. After the presentation, there will be question and answer round where JIT will be allowed to examine all the witnesses.

Reports suggest that crucial evidences have been found through the investigation to prove that Jaish-e-Mohammed was involved in the Pathankot attack.

On Wednesday there will be another Q&A round where NIA will be asking question to Pakistan as to what they have done so far with regard to the Pathankot investigation.

NIA will be confronting JIT over Mazood Azhar links with Pakistan.

On 2 January, terrorists attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station. Four terrorists were killed and two security personnel were martyred in the gun battle. 

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