India Approaches US on Gurdaspur Attackers Device


New Delhi: India has approached the United States Seeking help to identify the Night Vision Device (NVD) used by the three terrorists who launched an attack in Punjab’s Gurdaspur, which left ten people dead.

Besides the NVD, the Union Home Ministry also sought details of Global Positioning System (GPS), used by the terrorists in reaching the police station in Dina Nagar. The devices were manufactured in US, official sources said on Tuesday.

The NVD bearing a marking that it belongs to the US government was recovered from the terrorists, the sources said, adding it was used as a telescope with the assault rifle to help them in identifying the target in dead of the night.

Informally, the FBI has assured Indian investigators that all assistance will be provided in this regard and even indicated that the NVD could have been snatched from allied troops fighting war in Afghanistan, the sources said.

For a closer cooperation on terror-related matters, India and the US have appointed personnel from their respective security agencies as part of the diplomatic staff at each other's Embassies.