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India shares Pathankot attack evidence with Pakistan

Details Of Phone Call Records Of Terrorists, Who Attacked The Pathankot Air Base, Mobile Numbers Of Their Handlers Based In Pakistan And Proof That They Came From Across The Border Were Shared With The Neighbouring Country On Monday.

PTI | Updated on: 04 Jan 2016, 11:20:46 PM

New Delhi :

Details of phone call records of terrorists, who attacked the Pathankot air base, mobile numbers of their handlers based in Pakistan and proof that they came from across the border were shared with the neighbouring country on Monday.

The terrorist had snatched at least four mobile phones after hijacking the vehicle of Punjab Police SP Salwinder Singh, his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma and Singh’s cook and at least two of these phones were used to call their handlers in Pakistan.

The infiltrators also used two Pakistani SIMs to call their handlers, suspected to be based in Bahawalpur in Pakistan Punjab.

Security agencies are also trying to find out the antecedents of the terrorists who were killed in the operations so that their details could also be shared with Pakistan, sources said.

After operations lasting three days, security forces today killed two more Pakistani terrorists within the Pathankot air base with the government saying six of them have now been neutralised, but it was not clear whether all the intruders have been eliminated.

In the wake of the Pathankot attack as well as the strike on the Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, both probably originating in Pakistan, indications were that next week’s scheduled visit by Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to Islamabad for talks will be put off.

It is likely that  National Security  Advisors of the two countries may have an urgent meeting in the next few days after which a call would be taken on the Foreign Secretary-level talks.

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First Published : 04 Jan 2016, 11:14:00 PM