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Indian NSA Ajit Doval has spoken at least three times by phone with his Pakistani counterpart, Naseer Khan Janjua, since the attack. ─Reuters
Indian NSA Ajit Doval has spoken at least three times by phone with his Pakistani counterpart, Naseer Khan Janjua, since the attack. ─Reuters

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday said it is awaiting Pakistan’s response on 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.

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

"As far as we are concerned the ball is now in Pakistan's court," spokesman Vikas Swarup told reporters when asked if the talks were on. "The immediate issue in front of us is Pakistan's response to the terrorist attack."

Related: Nawaz-Modi call: India urges Pakistan to act after Pathankot airbase attack

A meeting between the foreign secretaries of both nations had been tentatively scheduled for January 15.

A senior Pakistani official said India provided intelligence that included telephone numbers, call intercepts, and locations where they believe the attackers or their handlers were.

Pakistan is following up the leads, the official said, and hopes that the talks would not be canceled while it explores them.

Related: Pakistan working on ‘leads’ provided by India to counter terrorism

Prime ministers Narendra Modi of India and Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan are struggling to keep their renewed dialogue on track after the militant attack killed seven Indian military personnel and wounded 22.

Modi made a surprise stopover in Pakistan last month, the first time an Indian premier has visited in over a decade.

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The standoff after the apparent thaw is part of a pattern over the years. Attempts to restart talks have been frequently thwarted by attacks between the two countries.

Pakistan could temporarily arrest Jaish-e-Mohammad's leader Masood Azhar to appease India, a Pakistani official says.─AFP/File Pakistan could temporarily arrest Jaish-e-Mohammad's leader Masood Azhar to appease India, a Pakistani official says.─AFP/File

With such an eventuality in mind, the national security advisers of the two countries agreed on a process during a meeting in early December to keep dialogue going in case of a potential disruption, the Pakistani official said.

As a result, Indian NSA Ajit Doval has spoken at least three times by phone with his Pakistani counterpart, Naseer Khan Janjua, since the attack, including last Saturday evening when the fighting was still ongoing, the Pakistani official said.

Also Read: Pak-based groups to face action if role proved: PM

India's security establishment has blamed the attack on militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), alleged to have been behind an assault on the country's parliament in 2001 that almost brought the two countries to war for a fourth time.

The official said Pakistan could temporarily arrest Jaish-e-Mohammad's leader Masood Azhar to appease India, but only if the leads checked out.

Pakistan also expects DNA evidence, bodies and other forms of identification from India "within days", the official said.

Nawaz Sharif met senior ministers and his national security advisers on Thursday and discussed "issues pertaining to national and regional security", according to a statement from his office.

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Akram Jan 07, 2016 09:19pm

You mean names and addresses of terrorists have been provided living in Pakistan and Pakistan is expected to arrest them? That's odd given that it took 3 days for Indians to figure out how many attackers were involved and now "actionable intelligence" is available. Anyway, we shall see what this intelligence is all about.

Joe Jan 07, 2016 09:20pm

Talks needs to continue.If proof provided by India hold ground,take necessary action.If they don't Please convey it

Santosh Menon Jan 07, 2016 09:25pm

Indian news agencies have published the names of the "terrorists" & the location in Pakistan where this plot was hatched!!.

syed wasim haider Jan 07, 2016 09:33pm

Pakistan should wait for a complete report;do not show any urgency for talks. Remember so many incidences before.

Nawaz,Zubair Jan 07, 2016 09:34pm

Seems to be a big joke. They let the attackers roam around the base for a full day before even finding out that they were in. And then 4 days to neutralize them. But within 2 days they were able to find out the phone numbers they were supposed to have called in Pakistan, the addresses etc. Mr Doval should have done better. He could have given out this information before the attack even happened.

Nawaz,Zubair Jan 07, 2016 09:38pm

It seems that India does not want to talk but for the international gallery the PM paid a visit and now after the so called attack from Pakistan, everything is off. It is all about scoring points.

Mehmood Jan 07, 2016 09:55pm

Let this incident not be a stumbling block towards possible resolution of India/Pak conflict. The fact is this is a golden opportunity for both countries. If Kashmir issue could be resolved, it could only be by the 2 right wing governments in power. With China investing billions on the CPEC corridor, this could transform Pakistan. Peace in Gilgit and some sort of resolution on Kashmir would be a way to go. And the government has taken right steps in that direction.

Most importantly, "terrorists" like Masood Azhar may have been assets in the past. But they are a liability now. Pakistan needs jobs and stability. It is a proven fact that he hijacked Indian plane. It won't be a surprise that he is still involved in dirty deeds. Hand him to India and say "good riddance"! These snakes don't belong in Pakistan. They are well past their utility, if they ever had one.

Ricky Jan 07, 2016 10:06pm

Pakistani need to act now. This will bring prosperity to both the nation.

Madhav Jan 07, 2016 10:17pm

@Mehmood ---- Hats off to you Mehmood for this reply. This is what is expected from every pakistani national. Very true, these guys are not good for anything. We all felt sorry for school massacare happened in pakistan last year and now in pathankot. Had there been job oppurtunities for them, they would have been least bothered to become terrorist, this applies same to some part of India. May god gives the same vision and thinking as you have to all other people who talk illogical. We all indians want pakistan to develop and modernise and then see the difference.

Taimoor Khan Jan 07, 2016 10:19pm

India needs to speak to the Kashmirs, what Pakistan got to do with this? Its India's own brutal occupation of the Kashmir which lead to this backlash. Thanks but no thanks, Pakistan is not responsible for the Indian occupation of Kashmir.

shankares Jan 07, 2016 10:26pm

@Mehmood, hats off. If only every person thinks as objectively as you then this Kashmir & terrorist 'business' will be shut down soon.

Alam Jan 07, 2016 10:26pm

@Santosh Menon ....did India find any local collaborator in India and arrests made? So much amunation cannot be carried in base without local help. Only SP has been questioned but nothing come out. Other than that no inquiry, no arrests in India, everything thrown on Pakistan.

Malik Jan 07, 2016 10:30pm

I think we should do what ever we can to keep good relations with India. It is sad for everyone .. but the fact is without having peaceful neighbours no country can reach developed nations stage ... We need to work together for positive , creating more jobs .. research in medicine and agriculture , It and infrastructure .

Sardar Mushfiq Jan 07, 2016 10:33pm

Pathankot AF base was a legitimate military target for the Kashmiri Freedom fighters.

Pervez - a Peaceful Pakistani Jan 07, 2016 10:35pm

Believe me there won't be a better time to remove this cancer forever. Will be better for future of our kids too. This will also give a strong message all others alike.

pulsar Jan 07, 2016 10:37pm

From day one India has been saying talks cannot happen in the atmosphere of terror attacks. Terror stops peace talks, first terror has to stop and then talks have to begin.

DANYAL Jan 07, 2016 10:40pm

Pakistan not only needs to arrest them and put them behind bars,instead, they should be handed over to India. This is an absolute necessity. This will reduce the trust deficit that these 2 countries have to a large extent if not eliminate this deficit.

maverick Jan 07, 2016 10:53pm

We do not need to reply as they are doing terrorism in Pakistan and we have shared number of times evidence we have not received any feedback/action. Pakistan is fully capable of not only its defense but can attack also if needed.

syed Jan 07, 2016 10:54pm

Well I am not sure if the information given by the Indians is actionable or not but lets assume if the information is correct and it is actionable than I think it is very important for Pakistani leadership to take immediate action to ensure Pakistan territory is not used for any terrorist activities against any country... be it India for that matter. It is important that there is a sense of sincerity from both sides... If Pakistan is serious about peace than it must act now to demonstrate its sincerity.

Gawal Mandi Ya Jan 07, 2016 10:57pm

Just because they came from Pakistan does not mean Pakistan is responsible,but if the evidence is concrete,Pakistan must go after these guys,peace is much more important for over a billion people on both sides than these few ill minded people.As a Pakistani,I really hope that WE make progress in these talks,at the same time,India cannot hold Pakistan hostage simply because these killers thoughts were put on paper on Pakistani soil.There needs to be a balance,lets all grow up.

Jameel Mehmood Jan 07, 2016 10:59pm

Modi needs a face saver to placate his hard line supporters. Pakistan should publicly arrest the group within UJC that have openly claimed responsibility and once the talks gain momentum, they can go to a court and be bailed out like Lakhvi. If that is not enough for India to agree to talk, Nawaz Sharif can go to pray at the Dargah at Ajmer and visit Delhi and repeat his firm commitment to fight terrorism of every kind.

Whats in a name Jan 07, 2016 11:03pm

There is no escape route now for pak apart from doing the needful requested by India. Those who suspect the Indians claims, pls note similar thing happened during 26/11 also. But finally pak investigator Tariq qhosa admitted pak 's role. Now there is no way apart from acting on the Intel provided by India. Let's stop conspiracy theories and work towards dismantling terror. Period.

Mustafa R. Jan 07, 2016 11:05pm

It takes them a month to determine if a peace of meat is beef or lamb but they can determine in two days where a person comes from. No Pakistani laws must be circumvented. Step 1: File a FIR clearly naming the accuser and the accused not just for media hoopla.

Frankenstein Jan 07, 2016 11:06pm

it took India 3-4 days to estimate the number of terrorists but in few hours they have the names and locations of these people.

Gawal Mandi Ya Jan 07, 2016 11:09pm

@shankares,Look,I want peace as much as you do,but India will have to come clean too,as for Kashmir,I just don't see India ever coming up with a solution to put it mildly,India has no desire,they have made it clear.You want peace? Come to the table with some balance.You like us Pakistanis accepting our role but I have not read one word on what India is willing to do to help the situation,every Indian has their finger pointed towards Pakistan,that is not how you resolve issues.

Alam Jan 07, 2016 11:19pm

India never agree for Joint Investigation where Pakistani involvement is alleged by India. India did not accede to Pakistani request to let Pakistani investigators question Ajmal Kasab due to the fear that it would have exposed the fabricated story. Pakistan should look into the possibility of seeking UN help for pressurising India to agree India for Joint Investigation if the leads provided by India are not found credible.

Saeed Masood Jan 07, 2016 11:33pm

Pakistan should circulate the second file on Indian terrorism in Pakistan to the UNO members...and tell the whole world what India is doing...

AW Jan 07, 2016 11:33pm

The government should grab this opportunity to prove its sincerity to the world regarding elimination of terrorism from the Pakistani soil and to create long lasting peaceful and credible bilateral relations with India. All suspects named and identified by the Indian government in the leads provided to Pakistan should be arrested immediately without delay in order to show good faith for the trial in the military courts based on the evidence as it becomes available to the prosecutors. The arrests should be prompt for the purpose of keeping the dialogue on track. Visible action on our part will save and nurture the bold initiatives taken by PM Modi and PM Nawaz and to defeat the hawks on both sides of the border

Abdulla Hussain Jan 07, 2016 11:42pm

This is a dangerous & sensitive situation, let all be honest. India should provide specific evidence of involvement of any Pakistani collaborating in this particular attack. India should not resort to umbrella coverage of all previous persons or groups that India thought was at any time in the past got involved in such activities. Better India should make public its demand on this specific issue. Government of Pakistan looks quite serious to nab the real culprit if any & prosecute. Exhuming of old cases will not bear fruit.

PPG Jan 07, 2016 11:56pm

I don't think the cross border terr0rism is handled well through the normal courts/laws. You need to amend the constitution just like French did to tackle this menace. If you are serious about curbing !.

vrpatil Jan 08, 2016 12:05am

For the economic stability and social welfare of this region from Afghanistan to Burma,all states should work sincerely to eliminate terrorism leaving egos behind.By just behaving like political parties in parliaments or by delivering filmy dialogues to please the audience,won't help in any way in solving the problems.In case if weapons manufacturers are acting as hurdle for peace process,states should increase their defense budgets and eliminate terrorism completely.

Saeed Masood Jan 08, 2016 12:13am

First India should tell us that how they were able to list the terrorists their names and addresses.in Pakistan...not like Kasab...then a formula should be invented in which all the countries of the reageon should go back to their oun countries and stop interfereing in the internal affairs of each other...and work against terrorism under oath...

Ravi Vancouver Jan 08, 2016 12:20am

@Nawaz,Zubair Let us concentrate on positive side of attempt by both side trying to make peace process successful. Both sides have been so far living in denial mode and on collision course. Now if both sides come together on the terrorism matters and cooperate, terrorists and their sympathizer are bent on to damage prospect of peace between two countries, unfortunately innocent persons including school childrens are dying. Both sides should make serious efforts to come together and defeat the terrorists and its sympathizers.

Talat Jan 08, 2016 01:13am

If the evidence holds then action should be taken as we want good relations and prosperity for all including Kashmir.

venkob Jan 08, 2016 01:30am

@Alam Good rational thought. They could not have done this without any local help. Be it SP or some 'honey traps' that should be brought to justice. But it must also be acknowledged that these terrorists are coming from Pak and if you look at the Indian govt statements 'not state sponsored' but asking it to bring those terrorists to Justice. Though it is proven again and again that Masood Azhar was the culprit in previous events, he is still living at large in Pak. If you want good relations with neighbor, be a good neighbor first. Particularly when sharing a virtual wall

Khwarezmi Jan 08, 2016 01:38am

If Indians want to hold peace hostage to this attack then it shows their lack of seriousness. Pakistan should invest time and energy on something else.

A Shah Jan 08, 2016 01:43am

These acts only harden India's resolve. It's a self defeating strategy for Pakistan.

Simple Jan 08, 2016 02:01am

So quick evidence collection seems suspicious

vikram sood Jan 08, 2016 02:03am

@Akram the easy intelligence is the numbers that India has provided with transcripts, all that needs to be done is check numbers, cell towards give a record of location, and voice samples will do the rest.

Indian Jan 08, 2016 02:15am

India has done well to share the leads and available evidence with Pakistan through official channels rather than going ballistic in media. Now Pakistan must act sincerly otherwise talks are doomed. There is a possibility of local people being involved in helping terrorists that must be looked into by India as well. I dont think there is any reason for India to not to identify local helpers for terrorists.. We are at a critical juncture and whatever Govts do and decide will determine the path forward.

jamshed Jan 08, 2016 02:22am

@syed I agree with with you 100% and I could not say it any better.These people are menace and embarrassment to our society and must be dealt severely. Irrespective they were invovled in this incident or not.

Shahzad shaikh Jan 08, 2016 02:30am

Arrest and hand them over to India. Thats my advise to GOP. I am a Pakistani.

rahul Jan 08, 2016 02:48am

@Nawaz,Zubair Please can you read news CAREFULLY and from unbiased sources to understand the chronology of events. Process to collect intel started as soon as the attacks began which means 6 days were required. Everything went parallel, not serially like you imagine. Pakistan as a country might not have anything to do with the attacks, but radicalized groups inside Pakistan, which do not represent Pakistan necessarily, may be held responsible.

Rational mind Jan 08, 2016 04:06am

I dont know if I am any optimistic about Pakistani Govt acting on anything provided by Indian Govt. There is always easy way out by saying that evidences are not actionable.

Hashim Jan 08, 2016 04:13am

This is very early to call. People don't seem to recall but only a couple of days ago, the Indian Army said that there was no evidence of any cross-border infiltration leading up to the attack, and there was no evidence that Pakistan was involved. But the Indian government is talking about evidence of activities in Pakistan. If they had this evidence, phone records and intercepts, why were they not provided well before in time so that the attacks could have been prevented?? Face saving by the Indian government by blaming everything on Pakistan.

This is not the first time, and certainly not the last, that the Indians have called off peace talks. With hawks like Modi in power, backed by RSS and Shiv Sena, they will never be serious in any peace initiatives and will always find an excuse to bail out.

Boss Man Jan 08, 2016 04:21am

Now really India has given Pakistan the ball to play. If Pakistan uses this opportunity genuinely, then peace can be found. Time to show love Pakistan to India!

AG Jan 08, 2016 04:24am

@Santosh Menon lol! you are right looks like the operation was also conduct by the news agencies, 3 days WOW

Pashtunyar Jan 08, 2016 04:24am

@Santosh Menon Even if true, the terrorists wouldnt be hiding and waiting for the police to raid their safe houses? The must have left shortly after the attacks. Pakistan should act on the leads given by india and mr nawaz sharif should make sure the military is on board but the talks still have to take place for the sake of durable peace in south asia!

Cyrus Jan 08, 2016 05:06am

Maybe they came from Pakistan. Maybe they didn't. Doubt India has anything more than an allegation.

Syed Zafar Kazmi U. S. A Jan 08, 2016 05:11am

First of all, the attack on Pathankot was a dastardly savage attack and must be condemned in uncompromising terms and those responsible, whoever they are, must be thoroughly investigated and punished accordingly. On the other hand,it will be a victory of terrorists and their goal if India falls into the trap of using it as a leverage for the impending continuation of composite dialogue without giving Pakistan reasonable time & opportunity to explore all the venues to verify and confirm India's provided info on terrorists. At the same time, the statement "official said Pakistan could temporarily arrest Jaish-e-Mohammad's leader Masood Azhar to appease India, but only if the leads checked out" is so openly devoid of any trace of intelligence and self respect that can only come from a foreign office that has no pretensions to vision or national dignity. Masood Azhar must be arrested NOT to appease India but to serve justice. And India should never allow this tragedy to derail peace talks.

Cyrus Jan 08, 2016 05:11am

@Santosh Menon .... and? Does that implicate 200 million people?

Ikram Jan 08, 2016 05:13am

Arrest them and hand them over to India. Peace should be a priority and no one individual or group should be allowed to sabotage it. Would we Pakistanis want to go to war with India over a terrorist group that has killed it's own country men, women and children. Hand them over to India,at least India and the whole world would know that we are sincere about having peace in the subcontinent.

Dr Vimal Jan 08, 2016 05:52am

@Frankenstein that delay was deliberate sir, if you deliberate on it for a while

Gilco Jan 08, 2016 05:54am

@Nawaz,Zubair that is is a 26 sq kilometer base its huge

Nadeem Jan 08, 2016 06:15am

Is that 'actionable evidence' the phone call where the mother is asking her son 'not to forget to eat'? lol

Shehzad Jan 08, 2016 06:56am

The other day groups in Indian occupied Kashmir claimed responsibility. What happened to that?

Hope there is same vigor in arresting the perpetrators of Samjhota express that killed scores of Pakistanis inside India.

Alam Jan 08, 2016 07:02am

It will be a blessing in disguise if talks are postponed by India. Pakistan will get nothing from the talks with blackmailing attitude of India. First let the investigations held on both sides and see if India also arrests those who provided logistic support to the attackers. Atmosphere for talks is not congenial. Pakistan will be in defensive mode in talks while India will take aggressive posture. Timing for talks are suitable for India but not for Pakistan.

aliabbas Jan 08, 2016 07:10am

I think Pakistan should fully cooperate with any actionable intelligence without any reservations. On the other hand India should not succumb to internal pressures and must keep taking steps to further the peace process. As a Pakistani I have great respect for India and Indians and their ambitions. Both country need to show maturity, as a more developed democracy and being a bigger brother I beg India to show their bigness. Don't allow terrorists on both sides to derail the diplomacy. No one will be able to beat us if India, Pakistan and Bangladesh form some kind of reunion. I think peace between the two countries is only possible under the leadership of BJP because Congress party is a weak party and can't take bold decisions like Modi

East Indian Jan 08, 2016 07:31am

World is watching you pakistan. Take action else you will be further isolated.

Sonny Afridi Jan 08, 2016 07:38am

Anti indian sentient has always been high in indian occupied Kashir since 1948, and it rose to boiling point in 1989. Since 1989, 92,000 Kashiris (nearly 1 lakh) have been murdered in cold blood by the occupation forces. It's no wonder that such incidents occur and that some Kashmiri nationalist groups take matters into their own hands. I see no end in sight until a free and fair plebiscite is given way and Kashmiris decide their fate. You cant occupy people thrown them in mass graves (do research on "fake encounters") and then expect they'll all be doves. Pakistan has nothing to say, except to stand by its principled stance on Kashmir, which is jugular vein and conjoined twin of Pakistan.

Sonny Afridi Jan 08, 2016 07:39am

@Akram It's probably about as much actionable intelligence as the boat drama, when indian blew up a fishing boat and claimed it had Pakistani terrorists on it. We all know how that panned out, it came back to embarrass New Delhi just like many other comparable incidents that are well-documented and known to the world

star treck Jan 08, 2016 07:51am

@Nadeem You are confusing that with one of Indian soldiers who died, called his mother before operation

abhay Jan 08, 2016 08:07am

@Mehmood good one... we want peace.

Hassan Jan 08, 2016 08:12am

@Joe thank you. i will forward this to the PM

Dan Patel Jan 08, 2016 08:15am

@Mehmood well said Mr.Mehmood,

Maverik Jan 08, 2016 08:17am

Now, isn't this suspicious that just before the talks another attack happens inside India and gives India all the advantage and leverage in the talks with its mantra of "terrorism". Doesn't take a genius to figure out who arranged the attack and who benefited/will benefit from it during the talks (if they happen)?

Saleem USA Jan 08, 2016 08:27am

Are Indians really that naive. It took them almost a week to completely quell the entire episode, and now they already know who these people are. How strange.

Saleem USA Jan 08, 2016 08:30am

@Madhav Pakistan will never be able to live in peace as long India is on its border, and for that matter none of India's neighbour live in peace without India poking its nose into their internal matters. Too bad we can not change neighbours.

pankaj Jan 08, 2016 08:32am

Mr. Modi's political career is at stake. He is under immense pressure of Opposition Media and his own supporters. I can only hope for the best , but the fall out will take Modi out of Indian politics is my conviction. If things eases it will be a blessing for South Asia and curse for terrorists hawks and the Arms business Brigades of the west and America..and here is the clue.

Sudhir Neyalasinger Jan 08, 2016 08:34am

@Alam That investigation is very much on and I assume there are going to be some arrests soon.

Sat Jan 08, 2016 08:39am

@Akram No my dear...Beside other proofs India has also provided the cell numbers on which call was made by terrorists and if Pak has technology to take out CDR and follow up the investigation which we think u ppl are capable of, then everything will be sorted out and guilty will be punished.

Nadeem Jan 08, 2016 08:48am

India gave four names that anyone can think and say, and that does not count as an 'evidence'. India did a similar thing 4 - 5 years back when they published the photoes of a few men who did not even know what they did. They came to know about that when they saw their photos on Indian TV while they were working in their shops in Hafeez Center Lahore, and Indian media were claiming they had entered India for terrorism. Come on guys show some seriousness for the peace!

Nadeem Jan 08, 2016 08:55am

Pakistan and India must stop pointing fingers at each other, and focus on their people where most of them live below poverty line! Please stop these territorial fights and focus on real issues.

Adnan Anwar Jan 08, 2016 08:58am

Why bother with these Indian demands as a condition for talks , we should not entertain the idea of talking with this indian attitude.

Last Word Jan 08, 2016 09:02am

The million dollar question is why such attacks take place in India every time just before the scheduled talks between the two countries ? Secondly who in Pakistan is so desperate to scuttle the dialogue for peace and prosperity and why ?

bryan Jan 08, 2016 09:17am

If I were a Pakistani I would want my govt to take some credible action if it emanated from Pakistan. Talks r more imp than anything else. In about 10 years time India will double in economic size given the fact that only India is a bright spot in global economy. That time the day fference between India Pak will be too huge. Also BJP with its decisive mandate can solve issues faster than any other government. Saudi Arabia will face economic turbulence given that oil will be under $50 for a long long time. Pakistan has opted to support Saudis. Chinese economic slowdown has made the stock markets crash and a slowdown is imminent. Essentially Pak has sided with slowing economies based on ideology rather than economics. The world will support where they have to gain. By delaying talks Pakistan would be harming self. I think talks must go on and a positive outlook must be maintained.

Arun-KS Jan 08, 2016 09:38am

If the inputs are the same, output will not change. So unless both sides change their reactions, the History will be repeated. Testing time for peace-talk! Nevertheless

Kpk Jan 08, 2016 10:30am

Pakistan should help them it would be good for both the countries.

Rohit Jan 08, 2016 10:39am

@Mehmood Well Said. I appreciate. Now its the best time when Pakistan arrest all terrorist and punish them.

A truthful Muslim Jan 08, 2016 10:46am

@Mehmood > very well said Mehmood. Your feedback is our real face.

Rohail Jan 08, 2016 10:53am

@East Indian You Indians don't think. By doing such acts, you are exposing yourselves and curbing investments. You took five days to clear your own base which send bad msg to business world. Don't you even get it? You should be criticizing your own govt for incompetency.

SUBODH Y PARDHI Jan 08, 2016 10:56am

@Sardar Mushfiq , then it is also legitimate for us, not to hold any discussion with a party which is not ready to sit & talk.

Ramzan Jan 08, 2016 11:05am

@Akram Pakistan is just wasting its resources (youth, money & time) .Ask your government to concentrate on development & growth of your people.

indian Jan 08, 2016 11:07am

@Dan Patel wait and watch, this time final result come.

jawad Jan 08, 2016 11:51am

pakistan is busy giving unconditional support to saudi arabia at the moment.

Chandra Jan 08, 2016 11:58am

Cover picture tells it all

Tarique Jan 08, 2016 11:59am

This is the moment of truth, which will separate the hyperbole from substance.

If Pakistan is indeed committed to all the promises it has made to the entire world - at a time the global sentiment towards Islam and Pakistan both have taken an unfortunate turn - the time to act is now. Terrorism has no religion, & political fragility due to such violence costs our children their bright futures.

As a 21st century Pakistani, I feel sad at reading many of the comments posted by my brothers. Such double talk is exactly what got us here in the first place. IMHO.

raza Jan 08, 2016 11:59am

When will we understand.. incase it was hostage taking attempt, one might have believed the Terrorists talking to their handlers on mobile phones. but once it is clear that they were suicide bombers with no plans to escape then why would they talk on phone for instructions.. so insane to belive that they were talking to handlers in pakistan. India please, come up with some sane and believeble story... even people with sane mind across the border will be feeling embarrased on repitition of this old old plot..

Jimmy Jan 08, 2016 12:12pm

Why always attacks happens in India only to derail talks between India and Pakistan.

Parvez Jan 08, 2016 01:14pm

Now they should tell us what response they want from us......because the truth may just not be enough for them.

Hindustani Jan 08, 2016 02:09pm

@Nawaz,Zubair Its easy to track numbers.

Pankaj Jan 08, 2016 02:36pm

@Mehmood We need people like you on both side of border.

Kamal Jan 08, 2016 02:41pm

@Mustafa R. While terrorists were talking, they were traced. The other side was in Pakistan. This is so simple to catch where the handlers are there.

Till data India has not seen a sincere effort from Pakistan for anti India elements. This time lets see.

PAKISTANI Jan 08, 2016 02:53pm

It is very simple. PM Nawaz sharif has given very simple and straight forward answer that if the information provided proves role of Pakistani elements they will face the consequences. If not sufficient proofs then we cant fulfill the undue desires of indian agencies.

Lets wait and see sincerely and lets hope the dialogue process is not purposefully derailed after the dramatic photo shoot at Lahore by Modi

raj Jan 08, 2016 03:31pm

@Santosh Menon : The phone number have been published too. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/92-3000597212-Phone-number-of-Pathankot-attackers-ustaad-in-Pakistan/articleshow/50490489.cms

Alam Jan 08, 2016 03:46pm

@raj ...the releasing of phone numbers to the media means India is not serious in investigations but using it for media trial of Pakistan.

shahid Jan 08, 2016 03:54pm

This approach by India presumes that attack was committed from Pakistani soil and they are just waiting Pakistan's compliance. This is the typical "My Way or Highway Approach" which the new Indian leadership under the self presumed macho image has adopted and will lead both countries no where

orange Jan 08, 2016 04:02pm

What happens inside India is Indian headache. Pakistan needs to look the other way on this.

Real Pakistani Jan 08, 2016 05:01pm

@DANYAL . Never going to happen. Everyone should relax. India usually boasts but is unable to give us solid proof. And Pakistan government cannot do much if the courts releases the arrested people which has happened in the past. Pakistan should investigate the proof given by India and conduct a thorough investigation. Also, in the mean time Pakistan should offer to train Indians in nabbing terrorists quickly

Zak Jan 08, 2016 06:23pm

@Pervez - a Peaceful Pakistani try UN kashmir plebiscite and the cancer goes.

Daood Jan 08, 2016 06:56pm

@Last Word are you sure its somebody in Pakistan who don't want talks? it looks the other way around.

Mustafa R. Jan 08, 2016 07:42pm

@Kamal;

' While terrorists were talking, they were traced.'

How do we know the Indians are telling the truth, In a country like India what does it take to falsify phone records? Remember, trust is a two-way street, you are not dealing with a Hasina Wajid here, you are dealing with a general.

raja Jan 08, 2016 11:29pm

@Malik : Already plenty of Pakistanis are comming to india with medical visas. It is a Asian century, hope pakistanis involve in this and make gr8 deal to its people and the region..

Alla Bux Jan 08, 2016 11:31pm

@Mustafa R. Not that easy especially the ones that came of the Pakistani cell towers. That is where the problem lies for us. These are all cell phone calls (around 10) and they must have used our own cell towers and that would be easy enough for us check to prove or disprove India's allegation. While accusing India of lying how lily white are we in that respect?

Indoaryan Jan 09, 2016 10:01am

It's not what Pakistan says, it's what it does that matters the most. Hope this time they do take some real action and not white wash the whole investigation.