India has asked Pakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and targeting India, expressing dissatisfaction with action taken so far against suspects of an attack on an Indian air force base in January.

During a meeting with visiting Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in New Delhi on Tuesday, India says it emphasized the need for early and visible progress on the terrorist attack investigation.

Terrorist groups based in Pakistan must not be allowed to operate with impunity, India's External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

Pakistan says it has arrested several suspects belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad, a militant group and detained its leader as part of its investigation. India wants Pakistan to quickly prosecute them.