There seems to be “convergence” between India and Pakistan on investigations into the Pathankot terror attack.After a marathon meeting of nearly 12 hours at NIA headquarters in New Delhi, the Pakistani team agreed that there was evidence linking Jaish-e-Mohammed to Pathankot attack.The Indian security establishment is treating it as a very significant sign of agreeing to the Indian view.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Yes, there is convergence on evidence we shared with them. Something which could not be denied. The convergence is on both sides, that is on their side as well. We gave them post mortem reports and DNA reports of the four terrorists. The ammunition they were carrying had Pakistan marking. The calls traced to Pakistanis territory, all establsihing that they were Paksitani nationals,” said a high-level official of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which provided evidence to Pakistan’s Joint Investigation (JIT) team.The newfound openness to the evidence provided by the Indian side marks a shift in the attitude of Pakistani authorities who have always denied role of their citizens in terror attacks.The Pakistani JIT’s stay in India entered the fourth day on Thursday. The Pakistani investigators questioned witnesses, including controversial Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh, who was abducted and then released by the terrorists under dramatic circumstances.The JIT assisted by the NIA also quizzed Salwinder’s cook Madan Gopal and his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma. A total of 13 witnesses were examined by the Pakistani investigators on Thursday.The JIT is likely to leave for Pakistan on Friday and equipped with Indian probe details is expected to shed up investigations against perpetrators of the terror attack.”We are trying to assist them to make their case in Pakistan stronger with the help of our evidence that is not only irrefutable, but also acceptable by the Pakistani court under their law of the land,” the NIA sources said.
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