Pathankot attack: India will seek arrest of Maulana Masood Azhar during talks with Pak

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New Delhi, Jan 3: At the high level meeting conveyed in New Delhi following the Pathankot terror attack, it was decided to amend the agenda while speaking with Pakistan.

"We will add the Pathankot incident during the talks with Pakistan, but no decision has been taken to call off the engagement", sources in New Delhi informed OneIndia.

Pathankot attack

The rise of the Jaish-e-Mohammad has raised concerns among the Indian security establishment. During the meeting held at New Delhi, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval raised concerns about the Jaish-e-Mohammad and it was decided that the matter would be pursued with Pakistan.

Arrest Maulana Masoor Azhar:

India appears to be facing the Masoor Azhar head ache once again. It may be recalled that Azhar the JeM chief had been released in exchange for the hostages taken by militants during the Khandahar hijack episode. Following this incident, Azhar was released by India and in the aftermath of this he plotted the Parliament attack.

He however, fell out of favour with the ISI after his group made an assassination bid on former President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf. However over the past couple of years, the ISI nurtured him back to relevance. [Known for its audacity, how the Jaish-e-Mohammad was revived by ISI]

He was even asked to move 30 of his men to the PoK region thus signalling that the Jaish would continue to undertake a war against India.

During the foreign secretary level talks to be held later this month between India and Pakistan, New Delhi will pressurize Pakistan to arrest Azhar.

The details of the Pathankot attack which is under investigation will be shared with Pakistan and they would be urged to act against Azhar.

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