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Pak not cooperating in Pathankot airbase attack probe: Rajnath

india Updated: Jun 05, 2016 00:38 IST
Vinay Dhingra
Vinay Dhingra
Hindustan Times

Air force station in Pathankot(HT file Photo)

Slamming Pakistan for not cooperating in the Pathankot airbase attack probe, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said this showed the neighbouring country was sponsoring terrorism from its land.

Rajnath, who was in the city on Saturday, said: “We allowed the Pakistani probe team to visit the airbase as a gesture of goodwill, but the neighbouring country again betrayed us. Even after five months of the attack, they are not allowing our National Investigation Agency team to visit their country as the agency has ample proof of Pakistan’s hand in the attack,” said the home minister.

Pakistan talks about Kashmir on every international platform, but it is not an issue, it’s PoK which needs to be discussed. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been trying to improve relations with neighbouring countries, but we have not received positive response from Pakistan,” he said.

“We have heightened vigil along the borders by installing modern equipment and efforts are being made to check infiltration,” the home minister said while replying to a query.

Rajnath said the previous United Progressive Alliance government had broken all records of corruption, but no one could point a figure at the Modi government. “At 7.6%, India is the fastest-growing economy and we even hope to come closer or even surpass the US if this trend continues,” he said.

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“We believe in procedural and structural development and our aim is to provide corruption-free and good governance,” he added.

Later, the home minister attended a function of BJP workers which was attended by minister of state for defence Rao Inderjit Singh and party’s national vice-president Satpal Malik.

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