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Pakistan To Join Investigation Into Air-Base Attack

Pakistani investigators are to travel to India later this month to help probe an attack on an Indian air base that killed seven soldiers.

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said the Pakistani team will arrive in India on March 27 to help probe the January assault on the base in the northern state of Punjab.

India has blamed militants from the Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammad for the attack, which led to the postponement of peace talks planned between the two neighbors.

Swaraj was speaking on March 17 after meeting with Pakistan's foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of a regional meeting in Nepal.

Aziz said the talks were held in a "very good atmosphere."

He also said the Pakistani and Indian prime ministers were expected to meet in Washington on March 31.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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