Pathankot attack: Expect robust action from Pak, says India

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Asserting that it was “closely” following the progress in the investigation in Pakistan on the Pathankot terrorist attack, India today said it expects “robust action” from Islamabad to bring the perpetrators to book.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also dismissed as “baseless” the allegations that India was behind an attack at a university at Charsadda in Pakistan in which at least 20 people, mostly students, were massacred by heavily- armed suicide attackers yesterday.

“The issue is also not been raised officially with us by Pakistan,” he said.

Maintaining that both National Security Advisors and Foreign Secretaries of the two countries were in touch with each other, he said a meeting between S Jaishankar and his counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary will take at a “mutually convenient date” but refused to put any time frame.

On the visit of a Pakistan SIT in connection with the terror attack, he said the government has not got any information after the first official statement by Pakistan government on a possible visit by an investigation team here and was awaiting for a “firm proposal”.

“In principle, we have welcomed the decision of Pakistan government to consider sending a SIT team… Rest is matter of details. What they can see? Where they can go? What will be terms of reference? Those need to be worked out by agencies on both sides provided Pakistan government firms up its decision to send the team,” he said.(Agencies)

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