Japan, France condemn Pathankot terror attack

“In line with Pakistan’s commitment to effectively counter and eradicate terrorism, the government is in touch with the Indian government and is working on the leads provided by it”, the statement added. Bilkulonline.com, New Delhi, Jan 5: Dialling Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Sri Lanka, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday promised “prompt and decisive action” against terrorist groups linked to the attack on the air base at Pathankot in Punjab.

Sharif while talking to Modi pointed out that whenever effort to bring peace between two countries was under way terrorists try to derail process. He said Indian leadership has not levelled any allegation on Pakistan regarding the Pathankot airbase terror attack.

The statement said specific and actionable information in this regard has been provided to Pakistan. The NIA will seek help of Pakistan in solving the Pathankot terror attack case once the identity of people contacted by the perpetrators has been established, Kumar said. “It said Nawaz Sharif had given assurances that his government would take ‘prompt and decisive action”. For the last two days, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup has been tweeting the responses of support from various countries, including that of France:

“French Press release on #PathankotAttack “France condemns attack on Indian military base; stands alongside India in fight against terrorism”.

The Pathankot attack was claimed Monday by the United Jihad Council, an umbrella group for jihadist outfits fighting in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. According to the BBC, six militants and several Indian soldiers were killed during four days of gun battle between the two sides.

He said that he took initiative in normalisation of relations with India and flew to New Delhi to attend the inauguration ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s comments came as India’s defence minister said the Pathankot attack had exposed “some gaps” in security following media criticism of how the incident was handled. Modi and Sharif met on Christmas Day when the Indian leader, while flying home from Kabul, dramatically made a two-hour halt in Lahore.