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India to seek Pak’s written promise on NIA team visit

India may insist on a written commitment for the visit of a NIA team to Pakistan to probe the terror attack in Pathankot airbase following indications that it may not be averse to such a visit.

Official sources said the Home Ministry will ask the External Affairs Ministry to seek a written commitment from Pakistan on the National Investigation Agency team's visit whenever the next bilateral engagement takes place.

Investigators have found that Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf and two other individuals - Kasif Jaan and Shahid Latif - were the main conspirators of the January 2 attack on the strategic airbase and India will insist access to all of them whenever NIA will visit Pakistan.

Sources said so far there have been no indication of any "insider hand" in the Pathankot incident and it was planned and executed by Pakistan-based JeM only, sources said. Pakistan PM’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday indicated that his country may consider such a request. 
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