Pakistan tells US that India attack probe will ‘bring out the truth’

India has called on Islamabad to take "prompt and decisive" action against militants it blames for the assault, which only ended after a four-day operation to secure the base.

By: Reuters | Islamabad | Updated: January 10, 2016 9:21 pm
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his country is swiftly investigating who was behind last week’s attack on an Indian air force base, and that it would “bring out the truth”.

The assault on the base near the Pakistan border has thrown into doubt diplomatic talks planned for later this month between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Kerry, speaking to Sharif by telephone, said he hoped the attack would not derail the talks that he said were in the interests of regional security, according to a statement from the Pakistani prime minister’s office late on Saturday.

“The Prime Minister told Secretary Kerry that we are swiftly carrying out investigations in a transparent manner and will bring out the truth,” it said. “The world will see our effectiveness and sincerity in this regard.”

A meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan had been scheduled for Jan. 15, but it is unclear if it will still happen, after six militants launched an assault on Jan. 2 against the base and killed seven security personnel.

India has called on Islamabad to take “prompt and decisive” action against militants it blames for the assault, which only ended after a four-day operation to secure the base.

New Delhi has long accused Islamabad of supporting militant groups and helping them to launch attacks inside India, an accusation Pakistan rejects.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the base, at Pathankot in the northern state of Punjab, where he was briefed on how security forces had responded to end the attack.

It remains unclear how the attackers infiltrated the fortified base, which has a 24-km (15-mile) perimeter surrounded by a 3-metre (10-foot) wall topped with concertina wire.

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    Minu
    Jan 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm
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      MyTake
      Jan 10, 2016 at 11:00 pm
      India need to work on track two aligning itself with forces who are keen to root out terrorism in the region overtly or covertly and asking them to ign India a lead role. A joint collaboration is required which also can work as catalyst to any future meaningful talk. Plus actively working toward democratic rights of people in Pak itself is another area where India can work. Earlier stan used to say it is only giving moral support - now it is an open war in any one's language when attacking defence establishments! Last but not the least: thanks Congress for making things like this to happen by its long drawn anti-people policies.
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        Anil Pathak
        Jan 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm
        Either country to Act badly is the option.
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          Arun
          Jan 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm
          stan's external affairs are handled by experienced personnel. They know how to handle USA / what pleases USA.
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            Bir Chilarai
            Jan 11, 2016 at 3:48 am
            Hope the truth that comes out from stan is not "Hindu terrorists did it" or that "Kashmiri freedom fighters did it". The demand for more "concrete evidence" does not portend well. I will eat a raw samosa if any of the top terrorists--Dawood, Azhar, Lakhvi are sent to India for trial. Never trust a .
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              din
              Jan 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm
              AND LET us too in INDIA eradicate all such Terrorist groups, sympathizers, ISIS sleeper cell linked with stani and Middle Eastern Terrorists, Extremist nurtured in political parties for VOTE bank and to continue power creating communal disturbances at will, And fake politicians using their gender sympathy to mislead public.
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                Dipak
                Jan 11, 2016 at 3:47 am
                stanis are pathological liars. It's in their DNA. US is lying to us because KERRY is anti-Indian like Henry Kissinger.
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                  dv1936
                  Jan 10, 2016 at 11:14 am
                  What kind of joke is this.
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                    jan
                    Jan 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm
                    do hindus and Sikhs do justice killing thousands of Kashmir muslims and occupying Kashmir against kashmiri peoples will , uncivilised people talking about justices,
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                      jan
                      Jan 10, 2016 at 5:17 pm
                      majority of kashmiris are muslims therefore Kashmir belongs to muslims , we have tried before and we will keep trying to takerestof kashmir from you hindus and if you think azad Kashmir is yours then just try to step over the border we will chop your legs in bits ,
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                        LS
                        Jan 10, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                        They will find a reason to put it back on India saying that it was an internal attack. I don't have any hopes from their investigation... No one will be punished.... and it would be back to square one.
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                          Eric
                          Jan 13, 2016 at 3:16 am
                          STAN SHOULD SHOW SINCERITY IN HANDING OVER THE TERRORIST WHO CREATED A MEH AM IN PATAHNKOTE IF STAN NEEDS TO HAVE GOOD RELATION WITH INDIA STAN CAN GO ONE MORE STEP AHEAD BY HANDING OVER DAWOOD, MALUNA-AZAR AND LAKHVI. IF STAN CANNOT SOLVE BORDER TERRORIST IT CAN ALLOW INDIA TO INTERVENE AND HUNT THE TERRORIST ON THE BORDER WITH INDIA AS INDIA HAS DONE WITH MYANMAR BORDER WHICH WILL HELP INDIA AND STAN TO HAVE GOOD RELATION AND PEACE FOR EVER.
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                            master
                            Jan 11, 2016 at 1:25 am
                            I'm a British Bangladeshi and I can honestly say, we all need to stop talking to Porkistan. Porkisan is a country which actively supports terrorism and has been guilty of it for a long time. 7/7 - British born stani terrorists who were trained in Porkistan 9/11 - Arabs who were trained in Porkistan Mumba - Porkistani terrorists 1971 Bangladesh - Porkistani state terrorism ENOUGH SAID
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                              DILIP
                              Jan 10, 2016 at 11:27 am
                              Leopord will never the change the colour of its spots, the same denial and siege mentality, they thrive on and seek comfort, delusion of gtuer.
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                                Hari
                                Jan 11, 2016 at 3:51 pm
                                India must cancel secretary level talks with stan on 15 January 16 till stan sincerity is established in dealing with terrorist leaders operating attacks on Indian soil. stan should investigate w matter and find out culprits involved in terrorist attack on India.
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                                  natarajan
                                  Jan 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm
                                  John Kerry and State Dept are pro stan
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                                    David
                                    Jan 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm
                                    No doubt. But what stops India.
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                                      David
                                      Jan 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm
                                      Say If in the end the majority loses and India is preserved. What's the use. Modi please, war, surgical strikes, do something. This beast does nor understand peaceful means. They treat peace as weakness.
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                                        David
                                        Jan 10, 2016 at 6:44 pm
                                        You sound like a barbarian. Thats what your filthy religion has made you. Learn to be a human. Kashmiris have not seen India's wrath yet. All of them could be wiped off and world could care less.
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                                          undefined
                                          Jan 10, 2016 at 10:48 pm
                                          All of them should take trains to Islamabad .
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                                            sdas
                                            Jan 10, 2016 at 12:28 pm
                                            Can these people crack a joke - truth and stan ???
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