This is the first time New Delhi has allowed Pakistani investigators to probe a terror attack in India blamed on that country.
A five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan, comprising intelligence and police officials, reached New Delhi on Sunday to carry out its own investigation into the Pathankot airbase attack. The team arrived on a special flight from Pakistan and was received by NIA officers and officials from the Pakistan High Commission.
The JIT will have formal meetings with NIA officers at the agency’s headquarters in the Capital on Monday, and will be escorted to the Pathankot airbase on Tuesday. An NIA official said the team would be asked to take the bodies of four terrorists, kept at Pathankot civil hospital, to Pakistan for burial, foreign media reports.