Terrorists Hiding Near Pathankot: Parliamentary Standing Committee

The Parliamentary Standing Committee said the government has been informed and that security has been beefed up.

Published21 Jun 2016, 03:31 PM IST
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  • Terrorists are hiding in villages close to the “vulnerable” Pathankot airbase, which can come under fresh attack, the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Home Affairs said on Tuesday. Committee Chairman P Bhattacharya said the government has been informed and security in the facility has been beefed up.

  • The committee was in Jammu to review the security arrangements along the international border and had earlier gone to Pathankot. After the recommendation of the committee, the government alerted the CRPF, BSF and the army and handed over the security of the airbase to them.

  • Bhattacharya said he was not in favour of allowing Pakistani intelligence officers to visit the strategic facility to probe the 2 January attack. The committee said it was satisfied with the measures being taken by the BSF to check infiltration, but advocated providing fully modern equipment to the force.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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