Modalities for Pak probe team in India to be worked out on arrival: HM

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2016 18:02 IST
Home minister Rajnath Singh with other cabinet ministers at the Parliament House in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)

Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the modalities for the joint investigation team (JIT) from Pakistan, which will probe the Pathankot airbase terror attack in India, will be worked out once they arrive in India on March 27.

“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 in the Capital.

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 Sushma ji (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 JIT from Pakistan will arrive in India on March 27 to carry forward its probe into the Pathankot terror attack.

On Thursday, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said that India will allow a Pakistan probe team to visit wherever necessary in connection with the probe into the terror attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

Six terrorists, suspected to be of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, had attacked the airbase on January 2, killing seven security personnel. All the six terrorists were also killed In the gun-battle that lasted over two days.

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