Noted considerations that went into our tactical response, says PM in Pathankot

Pathankot was the site of a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of six militants and seven security personnel

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2016 10:03 pm
narendra modi, pathankot, pathankot attack, modi in pathankot, modi pathankot, modi reaches pathankot, IAF, pathankot IAF base, pathankot attack news, pakistan Security deployed at Pathankot air base for PM Modi’s meeting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Pathankot, the site of a terrorist attack in Punjab on January 2. The attack was reportedly spearheaded by Pakistani terrorists, belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit. Six terrorists and seven security personnel were killed during the exchange of gun fire.

The Prime Minister met IAF personnel at the air base which had witnessed an 84-hour siege. Tight security arrangements were made at the site.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had also visited the site.

Highlights:

7:50 pm: For international community, the important task is to strengthen cooperation, meet challenges and confront terrorism: Le Yucheng

7:45 pm: China is also a victim of terrorist act. We share the feeling and anger of Indian people: Le Yucheng

7:30 pm: We strongly condemn such terrorist attacks,wherever it takes place: Le Yucheng,Chinese ambassador to India.

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Security outside Pathankot air base for PM Modi's visit. (Source: Gurmeet Singh) Security outside Pathankot air base for PM Modi’s visit. (Source: Gurmeet Singh)

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5:35 pm: Also noted coordination among various field units. Lauded bravery & determination of our men & women on the ground. They are our pride: PM

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5:30 pm: Also noted coordination among various field units. Lauded bravery & determination of our men & women on the ground. They are our pride: PM.

5:25 pm: Was briefed in great detail on how our forces neutralised such a serious terrorist attack: PM

5:20 pm: Noted with satisfaction the decision-making & its execution, the considerations that went into our tactical response: PM Modi.

3:00 pm: During his visit to the strategic facility on January 5, Parrikar had admitted to “some gaps” that led to the attack.

12:30 pm: Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif has said that no terrorist group will be allowed to derail the dialogue process with India.

Talking to a news channel, he said that strict action is being taken against elements involved in terror activities

11:35 am: The PM is likely to take an aerial survey over the base. Tight security arrangements have been made at the site around the base.

11:30 am: PM Modi reaches Pathankot.