New Delhi, May 21: The hopes of Pakistan cooperating with India in probing the Pathankot attack appear to be fading.
Pakistan has been pulling out the same bag of dirty tricks like it did in the aftermath of the 26/11 attack in Mumbai.
One may recall that after the 26/11 attack there was denial and also a suggestion from Pakistan that there could be some insiders involved in the attack.
It is no different in case of the Pathankot attack. Pakistan suggested that there could have been insiders who were part of the Pathankot attack.
This has led to a strong denial by India which states after an extensive probe no role of an insider was found.
When the Pakistan JIT visited India, it was expected that they would immediately grant permission to the NIA to visit Islamabad.
However that process has dragged on and till date there has been no response on the date. Pakistan was supposed to at least provide India information on the handlers and the masterminds.
The NIA painstakingly pieced together the evidence and handed it over to the JIT. However there has been no forthcoming response from that end.
Instead of probing on the basis of what the NIA had provided, Pakistan seems to be trying to suggest that there was a role of an insider in the Pathankot attack.
NIA officials tell OneIndia that this was not un-expected. However we will have to keep trying. Pakistan applies the same yard stick in every terrorist attack.
They lived in denial post 26/11 and Udhampur as well. In the Pathankot attack, one would not have expected anything different from them.