New Delhi: Accusing India of using Pathankot attack as a tool to expand its "vicious propaganda" against Pakistan "without having any solid evidence to back the claim," the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that visited India last month has said that the attack was 'staged'.
A report published in the Pakistan Today quoted a JIT official as saying that, "India had prior information about the attackers."
The Pak JIT visted Pathankot on March 29, where National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials briefed and showed them the route taken by the attackers to storm the airbase.
However, the JIT official has claimed that, "the total duration of the JIT’s visit to the base was about 55 minutes and the team was denied the opportunity to collect evidence from the site of the attack."
The 'source privy to the details of the report' said that, "the JIT has concluded that contrary to the claims of the Indian government about the duration of the encounter, the standoff between the Indian army and alleged terrorists ended within hours of the attack,” while adding that, "the Indian authorities made it a three-day drama to get maximum attention from the world community in order to malign Pakistan."
"The report concludes that the Pathankot attack looked like another false flag operation fully facilitated by the Indian army just to put the blame on Pakistan," the source added.