India won’t allow Pak investigators to enter Pathankot Airbase: Parrikar

NEW DELHI: Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said Pakistan’s inaction against the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and Pathankot Air Force base attack had exhausted India’s patience and the world will see its results in the next one year.


Parrikar also said the Pakistan investigation team, which is probing the Pathankot attack, will not be allowed to enter the Pathankot Air Force base, Zee News reported.

Following leads provided by India about the suspected involvement of Pakistani nationals, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted a high-profile joint investigation team (JIT).

The JIT comprises officials from the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI).

In a pre-dawn attack on January 2, a group of heavily-armed terrorists, suspected to belong to the Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, struck at the Air Force base in Pathankot.

Indian intelligence reports suggested that groups and people in Pakistan had planned and executed the strike. India has provided “specific and actionable information in this regard” to Pakistan. The evidence is said to include some voice recordings and the cellular phone numbers of the attackers.