Indian investigators to visit Pakistan for Pathankot probe
New Delhi : A team of Indian investigators will travel to Pakistan to further probe the January terror attack at an air base in Punjab that claimed the lives of seven soldiers, National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday.
The announcement comes after India, in a rare show of cooperation between the two neighbours, allowed a team of Pakistani security and intelligence officials to examine the scene of the militant attack in Pathankot. 
"We told them (the Pakistani investigators) that we want to send a team to Pakistan. They welcomed the idea," NIA Director General Sharad Kumar said.
NIA is handling the Indian investigation of the January 2 attack that also left a civilian dead before six suspected Pakistan terrorists, who had infiltrated the Indian Air Force base from across the border, were killed in a gun fight that lasted for some 80 hours.
The agency now wants to carry forward its investigation in the Pathankot attack and question suspected masterminds, including leaders of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group based in Pakistan.
During their India stay since March 27, the Pakistani investigators, including military, police and intelligence officials, visited the scene of terror in Pathankot and also held closed door interactions with NIA officials.
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D S Ranga Rao
6 years ago
If Pakistan is sincere enough in the investigation of Pakistan-based terrorist attacks in India, why can't it close down terrorist bases, training camps, shelters, supply lines, etc., in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir(POK), allegedly nursed and sustained by its own army and Inter Services Intelligence(ISI), instead of indulging in all sorts of theatrics and dramatics like exchange of investigating teams, cultural teams, music artists, etc.? Whom are they fooling? Does Pakistan still have a doubt that the perpetrators and their handlers of Pathankot mayhem and other terrorist attacks in J & K and other places in India are not from Pakistan but were dropped from different planets? When Pakistan says that it suffers more from the terrorists and in fact, to some extent it is true given the recent terrorist incidents of suicide bomb attack in a park blowing up several children and women, attacks on schools killing hundreds of children, etc., then why is it delaying to stamp out the terrorism, at least within Pakistan? Afraid that India will end up in a grand fiasco at the end of all this exercise.

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