Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif today called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and promised “prompt and decisive action” against the terrorists behind the Pathankot attack as the Indian leader pressed for immediate steps on “specific and actionable” information provided to them.
Nawaz Sharif had contacted Modi on telephone from Sri Lanka, said sources. “Prime Minister appreciated the maturity shown by the Government of India in its statements”, the statement said.
Could the Pathankot terror attack have been averted?
The improvement of relations between the two countries is of paramount importance to regional peace and stability.
Indian agencies believe that the effort to revive the Jaish is part of the effort to ensure that its cadre remains committed to fighting against India and does not train its guns on Pakistan.
Responding to another question, Earnest said it is in the interest of Pakistan to take actions against terror groups.
The phone call from Sharif came as the Pakistan link to the attack became clear.
Alliance spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain said in a statement to Current News Service, which is based in the Indian portion of Kashmir, that the attack was a message to India that its security forces were not beyond the militants’ reach.
“The government of Pakistan has their own interest in trying to fight extremism and fight terrorist organisations that are operating inside their own country”, he said, adding that the USA has offered its support to the Pakistani government.
Jaitley, who attended the NSC meeting along with senior cabinet colleagues Sushma Swaraj and Manohar Parrikar, said that all the assets at the base were safe. “Surely to secure 1600 odd acres of land with cameras, drones, surveillance equipment is not difficult” the sources said pointing out that to the contrary, five or six terrorists were able to enter even though the NSG was in command, and looking out for them.
The Indian government has so far not taken a firm view on whether or not to cancel the foreign secretary-level talks, which are scheduled in Islamabad on January 15.