India awaiting details from Pak, visit by SIT: Govt on Pathankot

India today said it was awaiting a visit by Pakistan’s Special Investigation Team and other details in connection with the Pathankot terror attack, days after Pakistani authorities registered an FIR in the case.

“The Government awaits details from Pakistan and also awaits visit by Pakistan’s SIT,” Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, replying to a question in Lok Sabha said.

Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Monday had that the SIT from Pakistan may visit Pathankot in the first few days of March and that his country was pursuing the investigation seriously.

In first official confirmation, he had also said Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, named by India as the mastermind of the Pathankot attack, has been under “protective custody” since January 14.

Singh said NSAs and Foreign Secretaries of the two countries are in regular touch and that Pakistan conveyed to India that leads provided to it about the attack are being investigated. (AGENCIES)

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