Pathankot attack: Indian NIA team ready to go to Pakistan, awaits written permission

| Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 15:58
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India's NIA may be allowed to visit Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz

New Delhi: In a recent development the Indian National Investigation team (NIA) team has agreed to go to Pakistan to probe the Pathankot airbase attack. The airbase was attacked in January earlier this year.
The team came to this conclusion after Pakistan national security advisor Sartaj Aziz changed his statement. Indian NIA team is waiting for a written permission from Pakistan. 
Initially Aziz had said, “Once the stage is reached India makes a request and then we will see”. He further changed his stance and told CNN, “India's NIA may be allowed to visit Pakistan.”
Pakistan Joint Investigation Team (JIT), consisting of five members, had come to India to probe the Pathankot attack on March 27 earlier this year. The Indian NIA team suggested that a team from India should also go to Pakistan and investigate the matter. Pakistani team had welcomed the idea.
After the Pakistan team went back, the Pakistan media was flooded with reports that the attack was staged by India in an attempt to defame Pakistan. The Indian authorities did not respond then and said that they would only take a call after an official statement comes from Pakistan.

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