India failed to provide Pakistan evidence for Pathankot Attack

ISLAMABAD: Indian authorities failed to provide evidence to Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT), visiting India to probe into Pathankot airbase attack, to prove their allegation that Pakistan based militants had stormed the facility, sources said.

The JIT members visited Pathankot airbase on March 29 where Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials briefed and showed them the route from where the attackers stormed the airbase.  Sources said the lights along the 24-km perimeter wall of the Pathankot airbase found to be faulty on the eve of the attack.

Pakistani investigators were allowed to enter the military airbase from the narrow adjacent routes instead of main entrance and their duration of the visit was just 55 minutes, enough to take a mere walk through the airbase, sources said and added that the JIT could not collect evidence in this limited time.

However, the team was only informed about the negligence of Boarder Security Force (BSF) and Indian forces, sources added.  It was said that at the time of the attack the BSF was sleeping even though they had been alerted of a possible attack 48 hours earlier, sources said. Agencies