Need immediate action against those behind Pathankot attack, PM Modi tells Sharif

Modi "strongly emphasized the need for Pakistan to take firm and immediate action against the organizations and individuals responsible for and linked to the Pathankot terrorist attack," the PMO said in a statement.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 5, 2016 10:21 pm
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday called up his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and assured swift action against the perpetrators of the Pathankot air base attack in which seven soldiers were killed.

Modi received a call this afternoon from the Prime Minister of Pakistan regarding the terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase, the PMO said.

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During the telephonic conversation, Modi “strongly emphasized the need for Pakistan to take firm and immediate action against the organizations and individuals responsible for and linked to the Pathankot terrorist attack,” the PMO said in a statement.

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According to the PMO, specific and actionable information regarding Pathankot attack has already been provided to Pakistan.

The National Investigative Agency, which is probing the case, has also said that it will seek help of Pakistan once the identity
of people contacted by the perpetrators is established.

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Meanwhile, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters that all six terrorists, involved in the attack, have been eliminated by the security forces.

Parrikar admitted to “some gaps” that led to the terror attack on the Air Force base. “There is no suspected terrorist inside right now. (still) I will not give a negative report till the combing operations are over. The combing operations may be over by tomorrow,” he said in reply to questions.

The information and leads, like the Pakistani numbers which the attackers had called and their intercepts, are understood to have been passed on by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

The attackers had reportedly made several calls to Pakistan, some of them brief and some long.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry last night said it is working on the “leads” provided by India on the terror attack.

Extending Pakistan’s deepest condolences to the Government and people of India on the “unfortunate terrorist incident” in Pathankot, a statement by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “We understand the pain of many families who have lost their dear ones in this tragedy, as Pakistan itself is a major victim of terrorism.”

Noting that the terror attack has been categorically condemned by Pakistan, the spokesperson said, “In line with Pakistan’s commitment to effectively counter and eradicate terrorism, the Government is in touch with the Indian government and is working on the leads provided by it.”

The statement, however, did not give details of the “leads” provided by India.

It also said that India and Pakistan should remain “committed” to a sustained dialogue process.

“Living in the same region and with a common history, the two countries should remain committed to a sustained dialogue process,” it said, adding, “The challenge of terrorism calls for strengthening our resolve to a cooperative approach.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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    bonku
    Jan 5, 2016 at 8:16 pm
    BJP and RSS (more powerful than BJP to control Indian govt) need to bring back talented and educated people like Advani replacing this uneducated liar Modi, if it like to find a way to solve the Islamic terrorism and stan issue. Modi is great in talk but have no education, experience and ability to solve such complex issue. Meree talk does not solve issues and COngress proved that many times before.
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      bonku
      Jan 5, 2016 at 5:49 pm
      Nawaz tells Modi, "kuch nehin karunga, kuch nehin kar paounga. Joo ukhaar naa hain, ukhaar lee"!
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        Bhuvanom
        Jan 5, 2016 at 4:43 pm
        When all means are ceased , as history shows , the last resort is to wage a war, by overlooking all outcomes. Ultimatem of 1 weeks of action, collect the intel, on non action, attack on those centers.and these justifies in all means.stop bothering about opposition, media, and people. This is the duty of only yours. If i count the numbers of innocent and soldiers died in past , it is much much more than , it will be in war.1 week, 1 week and i dont know further of it!!!
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          MyTake
          Jan 5, 2016 at 6:26 pm
          India should be eventually aiming to be able to fight its war on terror not inside the border but outside. Obviously lots of ground work to be done which has been messed around by the previous regime for the sake of vote bank politics. Until that happens India is on slipping ground and its desire even to become an active member of UN Security Council is a distant reality.
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            MyTake
            Jan 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm
            India still should not loose sight of the fact that it has a case to convince international community to stand behind it and any action international community would like to take against Pak terror groups, India should be made an important partner in this. This will save international community money, aid and resources and India the agony of what coming next. This can be be done even when stan is actively "engaged" in hounding the terror groups and should not be a reason for diluting Indo-Pak relation rather a stan believing in peace and prosperity of people should be welcoming this.
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