New Delhi, March 19: The last meal by the terrorists who attacked the Pathankot air force station will part of the proof that Pakistan's special investigating team would be given when they visit India.
Just after entering India, the terrorists from Pakistan stopped over for a final meal before they could launch an attack.
Terrorists coming in for a long haul are known to have a sumptuous meal before they begin the operation. On the menu of these terrorists was paneer, milk, haleem, shahi chicken and some biscuits.
Food as proof
Most of the packets that the terrorists were carried had a made in Karachi mark on them. The terrorists however tried and concealed this evidence. After their meal, they dug up a hole and hid the packets in it.
During the investigation, the NIA had managed to locate this place and while digging up the area found these food packets.
When the terrorists entered the Pathankot air base, they had very limited stock on them. They had with with water, biscuits and packets of milk. Officials who have been part of such counter terror operations say that the terrorists do not normally eat heavy during an attack. They keep themselves active with the help of drugs. However water is a very important component for them.
In most of the operations, the security team engages with terrorists without taking much risk waiting for them to run out of water. Once they run out of it, they start to slow down and tend to give up the officer also said.
The NIA during the investigation found at least 40 packets of milk in tetra packs. Empty packets which contained sweets and chocolates apart from dal fry was also found. The NIA says that all these packets had a made in Karachi mark on them and this become part of the proof to suggest that the attack was launched from Pakistan.
Pakistan cannot deny Jaish-e-Mohammad link
An officer with the NIA informed OneIndia that Pakistan cannot deny the link of the Jaish-e-Mohammad to this attack. There is enough and more proof to suggest the hand of this dreaded outfit.
First and foremost, it was Abdul Rauf, the brother of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar who dropped the terrorists off at the border. They were also accompanied by another JeM operative Kaashif Jaan.
The NIA says that Pakistan will have to probe deeper to find the direct link to Azhar. An attack of such a magnitude could not have been carried out without the blessings of the chief of the outfit.
NIA officials say that every attack carried out has the blessings of the chief of the outfit and it is no different in this case.