India and Pakistan Reschedule Peace Talks; Pakistan Arrests Head of JeM Militant Group in Pathankot Air Base Attack; ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Pakistan Consulate in Afghanistan


Indian and Pakistani officials have agreed to reschedule high-level diplomatic talks, which were postponed after an attack by Pakistan-based militants on an Indian air base in Pathankot, in the northwestern state of Punjab (BBC, NDTV). The attack and the ensuing gun battle, which lasted from Jan. 2-5, left seven Indian soldiers and six militants dead. The peace talks were scheduled to take place on Jan. 15 in Islamabad, but both sides have agreed to move them to a date in the near future. Indian officials praised Pakistan’s efforts to date to arrest key members of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the militant group believed to be responsible for the attack.