Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight reviewed the situation arising out of the terror attack at Pathankot air force base and is believed to have discussed with top officials its ramifications on ties with Pakistan.
Soon after his return from Karnataka where he was on a two-day visit, Modi chaired a meeting of top officials including National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.
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The meeting lasted for over two hours, the sources said. “Immediately on landing in Delhi, PM Narendra Modi is chairing a high-level meeting with the NSA, Foreign Secretary and other officials,” the PMO tweeted as the meeting began.
During the meeting, Doval is understood to have given a detailed account of the attack which has been going on since the wee hours of Saturday.
At the meeting, the implications of the attack on relations with Pakistan are also believed to have been deliberated upon.
The attack took place merely a week after Modi made a surprise visit to Lahore to greet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his birthday with an aim of improving bilateral ties between the two countries. Sharif was in Lahore for the wedding of his granddaughter.
Earlier during the day, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar briefed Prime Minister Modi on the latest situation at the Pathankot air base. Both were present at a HAL function in Tumakuru in Karnataka.
Pathankot air base is under terror attack since yesterday.
The security forces have already killed four terrorists and two more are believed to be still holed-up inside the base, and an operation is underway to flush them out.
Fresh exchange of fire was reported at the attack site between the security forces and terrorists. A joint combing operation by the armed forces, police and security personnel was still underway and the NIA has taken over the probe.