Parrikar said the defence ministry had 'refused permission' to the visiting probe team to access the base.

"The crime scene has been handed over to the NIA. Who they want to bring there is their call,” said Parrikar.  Parrikar said only the National Investigation Agency (NIA) can tell whether it is taking the Pakistan probe team to the crime scene.

India, Pakistan start talks on Pathankot attack probe

The Pakistani team comprising five intelligence and police officials is expected to reach Pathankot in Punjab tomorrow. The crime scene, where terrorists from Pakistan killed seven security personnel on January 2, has been handed over to the NIA and has been isolated. But it lies within the sprawling Indian Air Force complex.

The minister said the area has been fenced, has no contact with the base and even has a separate entry. Parrikar said that the Pakistani team has been given no permission to interact with any defence personnel or use any defence vehicle during its Pathankot visit.

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