Pathankot attack: Indian Army rejects Pakistan’s charge of ‘insider role’


New Delhi: Indian Army on Thursday rejected Pakistan’s allegation of “insider’s role” in the terrorist attack on Pathankot airbase and said it was planned and sponsored from across the border.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) that probed the terrorist attack has ruled out the role of an “insider”, the General officer Commanding in Chief (GoC-in-C) of the western command of Army, Lt Gen K J Singh told reporters.

“NIA has carried out a thorough probe an investigation and said that there was no insider hand. The statement of the Pakisatni team is incorrect”, he said.

Singh said the attack on the airbase was “planned and sponsored” from across the border.

It (the attack) was all sponsored, controlled, planned and logistics provided from across the border, especially by Jaish-e-Mohammed. People have been named, we have asked for Red Corner notice against them,” he said.

Our investigation agency has carried a very thorough probe. They have screened the concerned people and a conclusive judgment has been arrived at that there was no insider hand”, Lt Gen Singh said.

Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) had visited India in March in connection with the probe in the Pathankot terror attack perpetrated by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).



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