Pakistan on Wednesday claimed that it has detained Maulana Masood Azhar, the chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed but India is awaiting confirmation on the same.
However, JeM chief’s detention has kept alive the prospect of foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. But, India will await verification before taking any call.
"Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother and other members of Jaish-e-Muhammad were shifted to an undisclosed location where the concerned authorities were interrogating them about the armed attack on Pathankot airbase," a senior official of Pakistan's elite security agency told a leading daily on condition of anonymity.
Pakistan on Wednesday acted against the JeM and arrested several of its members in a first major step taken in connection with the Pathankot Air Force base attack.