New Delhi, Jan 5: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said the Pathankot terror attack was a betrayal of trust by Pakistan as it came just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s courtesy visit to Lahore.
In an interview to news agency on Tuesday, Swamy said: “After the Kargil, the NDA government set up a Committee headed by K Subramanyam, who is the father of the present Foreign Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry. I think we need this also here.”
“There is evidence that we had advance information in great detail. So, why didn’t we act on it? So, the responsibility has to be fixed,” Swamy said.
The senior BJP leader said: “It is also a question that this has happened a few days after the Prime Minister’s direct meeting with his Pakistani counterpart. Was it a betrayal of trust on the part of the Pakistani Prime Minister that he didn’t inform? Or he should have informed subsequently that I was not told about it.”
He called for a full-fledged inquiry into the entire episode so as to find out how the nation and Prime Minister Modi, who extended his hand of friendship, has been betrayed.
The attack at the Pathankot air base has put Prime Minister Modi’s initiative for a dialogue with Islamabad in dock as there are strong indications that New Delhi may call off the Foreign Secretary-level talks if evidence emerges that Pakistan’s state actors were complicit in the fidayeen raid.
(With Agency Inputs)