Detention of several members of JeM, said to be behind the Pathankot attack, is seen by India as an important and positive first step although apprehending of its chief Masood Azhar has not been confirmed by Pakistan.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar was scheduled to travel to Islamabad to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary tomorrow but both the countries announced deferment of the talks with mutual consent to very near future.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Sawrup told journalists that the statement issued by the Pakistan government on the investigations into the Pathankot attack conveyed that considerable progress has been made in the probe against terrorist elements linked to the strike.
The action taken against JeM is an important and positive first step. We also note that the government of Pakistan considering to send a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the Pathankot terror attack.

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