The JIT which arrived in New Delhi yesterday with a 7 day visa will visit the NIA headquarters in New Delhi.
The NIA team which has been probing the case will brief the team about the ongoing probe and also provide documentary evidence of what has been learnt about the attack so far. The JIT following this briefing will visit the Pathankot air base where it has been granted restricted access.
The JIT will probe the case based on the first information report it had lodged at Gujranwala under the Anti Terrorism Act, 1997 of Pakistan. An NIA official informed OneIndia that they are confident that this visit by the JIT will help further the probe in the right direction. They are also likely to seek clarifications from us and we on our part will provide all information available.
The Indian government has made it clear that the JIT will be given only restricted access to the Pathankot air force station. The NIA team too will visit the air base along with the JIT. Only areas where the attacks have taken place will be accessed by the JIT in the presence of the NIA.
The government does not want to expose key areas of the air base owing to security concerns. The Pathankot air base is the most crucial station for the Indian Air Force.
In all wars India and Pakistan have fought the latter have tried to target the Pathankot air force station first with an intention of crippling the Indian Air Force.