Pathankot Attack: NSAs of India & Pakistan agree to take strong steps to combat terrorism
New Delhi: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is understood to have spoken to his Pakistani counterpart Nasser Khan Janjua today and shared all relevant evidence related to terrorist attack in Indian Air Force base at Pathankot.
Both the NSAs discussed the evolving scenario for atleast 8-9 minutes.
The NSA of Pakistan has said that Intelligence agencies in Pakistan have raided more than 25 places. India has shared a provided a list of those locations where the planning of the deadly attack had taken place.
India has also provided details of the call records that were made to Pakistan.
The NSA of Pakistan has asked India to provide more concrete evidence so that it can build a strong case against the masterminds of Pathankot terror attack.
Both the NSAs have decided to be in a constant touch and will share the developments with each other. Pakistan wants that the secretary level talks should not get stalled because of this terrorist attack in Pathankot.
The evidence alleging JeM's involvement in the recent attack may put a question mark on the scheduled foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan in Islamabad on January 15.
Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar -- mastermind of the IC-814 hijack case -- are among four people identified by Indian intelligence agencies as ‘handlers' in the Pathankot airbase attack.
The details of the four people have been shared with Pakistan “through proper channel” and India has pressed for stern action against them as a condition for any future talks with Pakistan, the sources said.
The Pathankot air force station saw a four-day long counter-terror operation in which six jihadis and seven security personnel were killed. The operation by the Indian forces lasted three days.