Pathankot Attack: 5-Member Joint Investigation Team To Arrive From Pakistan

27/03/2016 12:42 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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PATHANKOT, INDIA - JANUARY 5: Commando stand guard at Airbase during combing operations at Pathankot Airbase on Day 4 of terrorist attack on January 5, 2016 in Pathankot, India. Addressing the media after a visit to the forward base that was under siege from Saturday morning, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the terrorists were neutralised in an operation that was over in 38 hours but combing operations are still on and may continue for a day or two. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- A five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan will arrive in Delhi on Sunday to probe the deadly terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force Base.

The team comprises of officials from both the military intelligence as well as civil administration.

The team, which was granted visas on Friday, would visit the NIA headquarters on 28 March and Pathankot on 29 March.

According to sources, the JIT comprises of Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) AIG Rai Tahir as convener, Intelligence Bureau Lahore Deputy Director General Azim Arshad, Lt. Col Tanvir Ahmed of the ISI, Lt, Col Irfan Mirza of MI and Gujranwala CTD Investigating Officer Shahid Tanveer.

However, reports state that the team's movement would be restricted only to the area of the engagement between security forces and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj earlier said that Pakistan's joint investigation team would arrive in India on March 27 and start functioning from the very next day.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier said that the modalities for conducting the Pathankot attack probe would be worked out once Pakistan's joint investigation team arrives in the country.

On 2 January 2016, terrorists attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force.

Four terrorists were killed and two security personnel were martyred in the gun battle.

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