LAHORE: India has granted visas to members of special Pakistani team dispatched to assist Indian authorities in probe against Pathankot airbase attack.
Seven-day visas have been given to six members of the team.
Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif had formed a team including representatives of different intelligence agencies to provide relative material to Indian authorities.
A special team was put together that was tasked with assistance of Indian departments that are probing the airbase attack.
It may be noted that six militants had stormed Pathankot airbase in Indian Punjab on January 2killing around seven personnel. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had immediately taken Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in confidence over a telephone call, even though he was on a foreign tour.
PM Nawaz Sharif had assured Modi of full cooperation in terror attack’s probe.
Indian media have claimed that neighbouring country’s team would visit India in last week of March.
It was not the first attack in India that Pakistan was alleged of. However, the budding ties between the two countries after Modi’s Jati Umra visit tackled the Pathankot blow.
On Christmas last year, Modi dropped by Lahore on way back from one-day Afghanistan tour and wished Nawaz Sharif on his birthday.
The two leaders held more than an hour long meeting at Nawaz Sharif’s residence in Lahore’s Jati Umrah where pleasantries were exchanged.
Pathankot attack came a week after the surprise meeting. Reports claimed that the attack was meant to sabotage the attempt to better relations with the Lahore meeting.
India had suspended all contact with Pakistan in November 2008 after an attack in Mumbai. However, talks were resumed in 2011 amid high tensions across the Line of Control (LoC).
Cross-border shelling claimed lives of dozens of Pakistanis in 2014 and 2015.
The most recent scheduled talks between Pakistan and India, National Security Advisers-level dialogue was postponed after the Pathankot attack.