Led by Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department Additional Inspector-General Muhammad Tahir Rai, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) left for India on a special plane from Allama Iqbal International Airport here.

"The five-member Pakistani investigation team left for New Delhi around 11.45 today," Muhammad Tariq, an immigration official at the Lahore Airport said.

Intelligence Bureau's Deputy Director-General Lahore Muhammed Azim Arshad, Military Intelligence's Lieutenant- Colonel Irfan Mirza, Lieutenant-Colonel Tanvir Ahmad of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Inspector Shahid Tanveer, a Punjab police officer based in Gujranwala, are the other members of the JIT.

India had blamed JeM militants for the assault on the IAF base in Pathankot in Punjab on January 2, which triggered two days of gunbattle that left seven Indian security personnel dead.

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