India to raise Pathankot attack issue with Pak today, wants action against Jaish-e-Mohammad within 72 hours
A day after seven soldiers were killed while 20 others were injured in an attack on the Pathankot airbase in Punjab, the Indian government is likely to raise the issue with the Pakistani government on Monday.
According to sources, India is seeking action against Jaish-e-Mohammad, the terror group which is expected to have orchestrated the attack, within 72 hours.
India wants Pakistan to act on the intelligence inputs and the evidence gathered against the terror group. India is likely to tell Pakistan in clear terms to raid these groups and wants the military court to act against them. The investigating officials have recovered a note that nails Jaish-e-Mohammad hand in the attack.
The future of the Foreign Secretary level talks will be dependant on the action taken by Pakistan against Jaish. India is likely to inform Pakistan that terror and talks can't go further without action on these groups.
Meanwhile, joint combing operation by the armed forces, police and security personnel is underway at the Pathankot airbase. As per sources, the firing has been stopped. While authorities have confirmed that four terrorists have been killed, there is still no clarity on how many terrorists crossed over to the Indian side.
The air base has been cordoned off to prevent any possible escape. The NIA has taken over the probe into the terror attack.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also chaired a high-level meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Jai Shankar and other top officials on Sunday night to take stock of the Pathankot attack.
First Published in IBN Live