No reason to suspect Pakistan: Rajnat Singh

BJP member Rajnath Singh says there is no reason to disbelieve Pakistan since it has assured action against culprits. The statement that no reason to distrust Pakistan, says Indian home minister appeared today on a private media channel.

He said that Pakistani government has assured that it will take the effective actions against the attack. He said that we should trust Pakistan and should wait for it to make an effort, according to the Indian media reports.

Pakistan has given assurances of cooperation to the Indian government; he added and said it’s too early to blame anyone.

The attack was a message to India that Kashmiri fighters could strike at any sensitive installation across India, The United Jihad Council (UJC) had stated in a statement released.

A high level meeting on Friday, presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and attended by General Raheel Sharif, reviewed the regional situation and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment with regards to its cooperation with India.

It reviewed the progress made on the information provided by India. Furthermore, it was decided to remain in touch with the Indian government in this regard.

The people of Pakistan have evolved a political consensus for action against all terrorists and terrorist organizations without any distinction.

India’s foreign ministry said Islamabad has been given actionable intelligence that those who planned the assault came from Pakistan.

India said that its waiting for response from Pakistan regarding the information provided related to the Pathankot incident, following which it will decide on the resumption of bilateral peace talks scheduled for later this month.

The meeting expressed the confidence that building on the goodwill generated by the recent high level contacts, the two countries would remain committed to a sustained, meaningful and comprehensive dialogue process.

An undetermined number of suspected Jaish-i-Mohammad militants were holding out late into 4th January’s night inside India’s sensitive Pathankot air force base, as the government scrambled to answer uncomfortable questions about how it all came this far.

Indian defense analysts were also looking at the possibility that the heavy arms the militants had got might have been provided locally.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that though India was keen on good ties with Pakistan, it would give a fitting reply to terror attacks.

His party, the BJP, said dialogues could not be revoked due to one attack and accused Congress of politicizing the Pathankot strike.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj met a group of former envoys to Islamabad and ex-foreign secretaries for what the ministry described as diplomatic consultations on Pakistan strategy.