NIA’s Pathankot proof not con­vinc­ing: Pak

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - Harinder Baweja harinder.baweja@hin­dus­tan­times.com

ISLAMABAD: A Pak­istan joint investigation team (JIT) which vis­ited In­dia to gather ev­i­dence on the Pathankot air­base at­tack is “not con­vinced that its soil was used to plan the strike”, a senior aide of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif told HT.

“Any­body can call the Jaishe-Mo­ham­mad num­bers from In­dia,” the aide said, dis­miss­ing In­dia’s as­ser­tion that ter­ror­ists who at­tacked the air base in Jan­uary called up sev­eral per­sons in­clud­ing Jaish lead­ers based in Pak­istan.

Ties be­tween In­dia and Pak­istan have been on a down­swing since the au­da­cious at­tack on Jan­uary 2 and the as­ser­tions from Islamabad are likely to fur­ther in­crease ten­sions be­tween the neigh­bours.

All four ter­ror­ists who at­tacked the strate­gic de­fence in­stal­la­tion were killed be­sides seven In­dian se­cu­rity per­son­nel.

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