Pak’s assurance to take prompt action a `good gesture`: Defence expert

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New Delhi, Jan.9 (ANI): With Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assuring to take strong and prompt action against the guilty in the Pathankot terror attack, Defence expert Qamar Agha on Saturday said it was a good gesture from Islamabad and will surely send a strong message.

“This is not a new thing as Pakistan has always been in denial mode. But this time around they have promised to cooperate,” Agha told ANI.

“We don’t know how serious they are about it. But surely it’s a good gesture and it will send a strong message. Let’s wait and see as this is the matter which will be decided by the government and army,” he added.

However, he said that there is a little hope because he doesn’t trust Pakistan.

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India had earlier shared leads with Islamabad which mostly included intercepts of telephone calls made by the terrorists to their alleged handlers and the locations of the numbers which they had called in Pakistan.

Later, Pakistan acknowledged that they had received the leads and had begun working on them. Sharif then called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and assured him of prompt action against the guilty.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the meeting reviewed the progress on the information shared by India and it was decides that the matter would be continued to discuss with New Delhi.

Meanwhile, India awaits Pakistan’s formal response to the shared leads and has expressed quick action from Islamabad so that the upcoming foreign secretaries’ talks are not hampered. (ANI)

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