Pak probe team to visit Pathankot airbase today

New Delhi: The Pakistan Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to probe the Pathankot terror attack, will visit the airbase on Tuesday to carry out the investigation into the attack.

The team will however be given a limited access to the airbase.

Interacting with reporters in Goa on the sidelines of Defexpo, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the Pathankot terror attack was being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), and thus, it was within the purview of the NIA to give permission to the Pakistan JIT to probe the crime scene.

"We have specifically refused them permission to go anywhere in the airbase," he said adding that he had issued clear directions that the "crime scene" should be barricaded and that external entry should be given to NIA.

Meanwhile, the visit of the Pak probe team has triggered a political storm with the opposition and AAP accusing the government of 'knealing before Pakistan.' They also questioned the presence of former ISI member in the probe team.

News24 Bureau