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Pathankot Attack
'No reason to doubt Pakistan, let's wait,' says Rajnath
India should not 'overreact':  Musharraf
Published :Wednesday, 13 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 22
India should not 'overreact':  MusharrafNEW DELHI, Jan 12 : Amid uncertainty over talks with Pakistan after India made it clear that it wants action against those behind the Pathankot terror attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has indicated that Pakistan should be given more time.
"Since they have given an assurance to the Indian government, we don't have any reason to doubt them, at least for now.
So we should wait," Singh told reporters, striking a different note amid strained ties.
Responding to India's demand for action on material that it has
furnished as proof that the six terrorists who attacked the Pathankot air base
on January 2 were linked to Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad,  Islamabad today handed over its "initial findings".
Pakistani officials have reportedly said that the phone numbers that India says prove the terrorists called Pakistan before the attack are not registered there.
New Delhi has said that Pakistan must take prompt action against those responsible for the attack in which seven military personnel were martyred.
Rajnath Singh said: "Pakistan has assured us that it will take effective action. I think we should wait."
Meanwhile, former Pakistan President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has called on India to not 'overreact' to the terror strike on the Pathankot IAF base, saying that both nations were victims of extremism and also accused New Delhi of creating pressure on Islamabad over terrorism.
Speaking in an interview to a Pakistani news channel, Musharraf said that terrorism was prevalent in both India and Pakistan due to which incidents like Pathankot would keep happening.
"India's first reaction to every terrorist attack is Pakistan but India is not free of terrorism or extremism themselves," he added.
Accusing New Delhi of creating pressure on Islamabad when it came to terror attacks, the former President alleged that terrorism and extremism was quite prevalent in India as well.      ?NDTV, ANI

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