- Title: Pakistan's investigation team arrives in India to probe air base attack
- Date: 27th March 2016
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (MARCH 27, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI - NO ACCESS BBC) FIVE-MEMBER PAKISTANI PROBE TEAM WALKING OUT OF THE AIRPORT / PEOPLE GATHERED OUTSIDE AIRPORT MEMBERS OF PAKISTANI PROBE TEAM GETTING INTO A CAR CLOSE OF A MEMBER OF PAKISTANI PROBE TEAM SITTING IN A CAR CARS MOVING PATHANKOT, PUNJAB, INDIA (FILE - JANUARY 05, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI - NO ACCESS BBC) HELICOPTER FLYING SECURITY PERSONNEL STANDING SECURITY PERSONNEL FRISKING PEOPLE CLOSE OF AN ARMED SECURITY MAN MORE OF SECURITY PERSONNEL ARMY VEHICLES ARRIVING
- Embargoed: 10th April 2016 11:38
- Keywords: attack air base Pakistan India probe investigation
- Location: NEW DELHI & PATHANKOT, PUNJAB, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI & PATHANKOT, PUNJAB, INDIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Insurgencies
- Reuters ID: LVA0014APEE6D
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL
A five-member joint investigation team from Pakistan on Sunday (March 27) arrived in India to carry out inquiries into a militant attack on an air base in the border town of Pathankot in January that left seven security personnel dead and scores injured.
India alleges the assault was carried out by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed.
According to newspapers reports, the Pakistani team would be allowed limited access to the airbase which houses high-value assets including fighter planes. The team will survey the air base and also meet National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials to discuss the evidence collected so far in connection with the attack.
The team - which includes representatives from Pakistan's intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence and police - has been issued 15-day visas to complete its probe.
This development came days after India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj made an announcement in this regard following a bilateral meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Nepal.
The attack had stalled hopes of revived peace talks between the nations after Modi met Sharif in a surprise visit to Pakistan in December 2015.
Pakistan and India have fought three wars since their partition in 1947, two of them over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
India has long accused Pakistan of using Kashmir-based militants as a proxy to mount attacks on Indian soil.
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