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India yet to receive visa applications of Pak SIT members visit to Pathankot: Sources

India is yet to receive visa applications from Pakistan's Special Investigation Team (SIT) members who are supposed to visit the country to probe the Pathankot terror attack, Indian government sources said.

PTI [ Published on: March 17, 2016 14:50 IST ]
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Pokhara: India is yet to receive visa applications from Pakistan's Special Investigation Team (SIT) members who are supposed to visit the country to probe the Pathankot terror attack, Indian government sources said.

Sources said that the Indian government will process the visa applications expeditiously once they are received. The remarks came amidst media reports that India has granted visa to the Pakistani SIT.

"We have not received any visa application from the Pakistani SIT so far and hence the question of giving them visa does not arise at this moment," the sources said.

Pakistani Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday said he hoped the Pakistani SIT will visit India soon.

"Very soon. Insha Allah," he had said when asked how soon one can expect the SIT in India.

The External Affairs Ministry has welcomed Pakistan's plan to send an SIT to investigate the deadly January 2 attack on the Air Force base in Pathankot.

The attack occurred just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's impromptu visit to Lahore. The incident had led to the postponement of the Foreign

Secretary-level talks.

The Pathankot attack is one of the issues on the agenda of bilateral talks between External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Aziz here today.

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