Home minister Rajnath Singh admitted that Pakistan has acknowledged that the terror attack in Pathankot had its roots in that country.
He said that this is the first time that Pakistan has admitted such thing.
Speaking at an election rally in Assam, Singh said:
“Pakistan had been continuously saying that it has no involvement in militant and terror activities in India. Now Pakistan has acknowledged that the Pathankot attack and filed an FIR.”
On January 2 this year, at least, four terrorists attacked the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot. In the gunbattle, the terrorists and seven security personnel were killed.
The needle of suspicion immediately pointed to Pakistan as reports suggested that the terrorists came in after crossing the border with Pakistan – just 30 km from Pathankot.
Just a few days back, the Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) accompanied by Indian officials reached the IAF base to probe the terror attack.
The home minister said that Pakistan’s probe team came to India and our team is going to Pakistan.
He added that the change has come due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s astute and positive political capability.
“All the countries of the world are acknowledging that India’s strength is increasing,” he added.