Pathankot terror attack: India wants strong action against JeM within 72 hours


New Delhi: The Indian government is likely to raise the issue of the Pathankot terror attack with the Pakistani government on Monday.

As per reports, India is likely to Pakistan to take tough action against terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which is widely believed to have orchestrated the attack.

As per sources, the Indian side is expecting a response from the Pakistani establishment against JeM within 72 hours.

During today’s meeting, India will reportedly press Pakistan to act on the intelligence inputs and the evidence gathered against the terror group.

The Indian side is likely to tell Pakistan in clear terms to raid these groups and wants the military court to act against them. The investigating officials have recovered a note that points to the JeM role in the attack.

The future of the Foreign Secretary level talks now depends on Pakistan’s action JeM. India is likely to inform Pakistan that terror and talks can’t go further without action on these groups.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday chaired a high-level meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Jai Shankar and other top officials to take stock of the Pathankot attack.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also yesterday met two former foreign secretaries and five former envoys to Pakistan as the government sought wider consultation over its policy towards Pakistan in the wake of the terror attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot that claimed 13 lives, including those of seven Indian security personnel.

Sushma Swaraj met Shiv Shankar Menon, former foreign secretary and national security adviser; Shyam Saran, former foreign secretary; Satinder Lambah, former envoy to Pakistan and former special envoy to the prime minister who conducted back channel talks with Pakistan; and four former envoys to Pakistan, T.C.A. Raghavan, Sharad Sabharwal, Satyabrata Pal and G. Parthasarathy.


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