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Rajnath: Ready for Pak team probing Pathankot, will work out protocol

PTI
Published Mar 18, 2016, 1:15 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2016, 7:05 pm IST
Pakistan probe team on Pathankot attack will begin work in India from March 28.
Security personnel at Pathankot airbase (Photo: AFP/File)
 Security personnel at Pathankot airbase (Photo: AFP/File)

New Delhi: Modalities for the Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan, probing the terror attack in Pathankot airbase, will be worked out once they arrive in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.

"I have come to know through media that the Pakistan team is coming. We are fully prepared," he said on the sidelines of a function here.

 

Read: Pak probe team on Pathankot attack to begin work in India from March 28

Asked whether the Pakistan team will be given access to the strategic airbase, the Home Minister said modalities will be worked out once they arrive in India. "Let's wait for Sushmaji (Sushma Swaraj) to be back," he said.

After a meeting with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz, External Affairs Minister Swaraj had said in Pokhara (Nepal) on Thursday that the Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan will arrive in India on March 27 to carry forward its probe into the Pathankot terror attack.

 

Read: India to allow Pak team to visit for Pathankot probe wherever necessary: govt

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday that India will allow a Pakistan probe team to visit wherever necessary in connection with the probe into the terror attack on Pathankot airbase.

Read: No coordination in govt on Pak probe team visit: Congress

Six Pakistani terrorists, suspected to be belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad, had attacked the airbase on January 2 in which seven security personnel were killed. In the gun-battle, all the six terrorists were also killed.

 

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