PANAJI: Citing NIA chief Sharad Kumar's reported statement that so far there was no evidence about Pakistani agencies having helped the terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad carry out the Pathankot attack, Congress today sought to know who were the attackers then.
"If the terrorists were not from Pakistan, then who were the terrorists who attacked the Pathankot base?" Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said here. The government needed to clarify its position on the NIA chief's statement, he said.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the national security adviser need to answer who were these terrorists," the Congress leader said. NIA's "clean chit" to Pakistan was a complete failure of Indian diplomacy, Singh said.
The Congress leader also took a swipe at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, saying he was more concerned about Goa, his home state, than the country. "Parrikar is hardly the Defence Minister. He is Super Chief Minister of Goa," he said.
Singh was here to participate in a function to release a book 'Public Matters', written by former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Eduardo Faleiro.