U.S. called for swift action; China issued two statements condemning the terror strike.
- The Indian government had made it clear that there would be “no talks without action” from Pakistan.
- On the basis of evidence and leads handed over by India about the Pathankot attackers who killed 7 Indian soldiers.
- Ministry of External Affairs kept up the pressure by refusing to confirm or cancel the Foreign Secretary-level talks which had been informally agreed to for January 15.
- Security experts also warned against reading too much into the action against Jaish-e-Mohammad.
- The group that was set up by Masood Azhar after he was released at Kandahar by the Indian government in 1999 in exchange for hostages on board IC-814.