PM Modi Visits Pathankot Air Force Base for Review of Security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Pathankot IAF base that was attacked by suspected Pakistani terrorists.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducting an aerial survey of the Pathankot air base. (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Saturday briefed by senior defence and senior officer at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot that was attacked by suspected Pakistani terrorists.

PM Modi’s visit came a day after the combing operations came to an end.

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In the attack, seven security personnel and six terrorists were killed. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is investigating the attack with the help of the Indian Army and the Punjab police.

Tight security arrangements were in place for the Prime Minister’s visit. No one was allowed to enter the area near the Air Force Station (AFS), located 250 km from Chandigarh.

PM Modi received at the air base in Pathankot. (Photo: PTI)
PM Modi received at the air base in Pathankot. (Photo: PTI)

PM Modi was taken around the air base by the defence and security officers. He is likely to fly to the Pakistan border in Punjab in an IAF helicopter for a first-hand account of the security measures.

PM Modi inspecting the Pathankot air base. (Photo: PTI)
PM Modi inspecting the Pathankot air base. (Photo: PTI)

The terrorists are believed to have infiltrated into India from Pakistan by taking advantage of the broken border fencing.

PM Modi conducting an aerial survey of the Pathakot air base. (Photo: PTI)
PM Modi conducting an aerial survey of the Pathakot air base. (Photo: PTI)

India has shared the evidence collected during the ongoing investigation with Pakistan. According to the promise made by the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan will review the evidence and take swift action.

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(With inputs from PTI.)

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