SAARC ministers meet: India seeks details on JeM chief

SAARC ministers meet: India seeks details on JeM chief

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-03-17 20:13 Pokhara (Nepal): India on Thursday sought details of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief and alleged mastermind behind the recent terror strike in Pathankot, Punjab, Masood Azhar, during a meeting between External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. Swaraj inquired about Azhar who is in protective custody in Pakistan. During their meeting held after the SAARC ministerial meeting, India said that it had raised the issue of the Pathankot terror attack with Pakistan and sought information about action taken by the latter. Aziz confirmed that a special investigation team from Pakistan will be visiting India from March 27 to probe the attack. On 2 January 2016, a heavily armed group attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force. Four attackers and two security forces personnel were killed in the initial battle, with an additional security force member dying from injuries hours later. The gun battle and the subsequent combing operation lasted about 17 hours.(ANI)