Pathankot Air Base Seize Ends, 5 Terrorists Neutralized

  • Security forces should remain vigilant against any threat to the peace of our nation: President Mukherjee
  • Strongly condemn the terrorist attack on Air Force Base in Pathankot in Punjab: President Pranab Mukherjee
  • Enemies of humanity who can’t see India progress are behind Pathankot Attack, but our security forces will never let them succeed: PM Modi
  • Pathankot attack is a ‘direct attack by Pakistan on Indian soil’: Sukhbir Badal
  • Pathankot attack: No shots fired in nearly past two hours
  • Pathankot Air base seize Ends after 15 hours. All five terrorists neutralized and body recovered, said security agencies.
  • Due to effective preparation & coordinated efforts by all security agencies, terrorists were detected by aerial surveillance platforms: IAF
  • Intelligence inputs had been available of a likely attempt by terrorists to infiltrate into the military installation in Pathankot : IAF
  • High level meeting between the three Service Chiefs, NSA Doval and Defence Minster Manohar Parrikar ends.
  • Terror attack on Air Force base is highly condemnable. Kudos to brave soldiers for dispelling the attack & salute to martyrs: Arun Jaitley
  • PM Modi meets Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
  • The intelligence agencies have intercepted four calls made by terrorists. According to reports, one of the terrorists called up his mother in Pakistan. During the conversation, the mother told her son to take his meal before dying in the attack.
  • Have credible information about Pathankot attack being sponsored by some elements across the border: Kiren Rijiju
  • High level meeting btwn Chiefs of Army, Navy, NSA Doval & Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar begins at South Block
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad says this is not the right time to question foreign policy. “I stand with our soldiers in this fight,” he added.
  • Strongly condemn terrorist attack in Pathankot. My deepest condolences to families of the brave soldiers martyred in attac: Rahul Gandhi
  • Pakistan condemns terrorist incident in Pathankot in which many precious lives have been lost: Pak Foreign Ministry
  • Former IAF official, arrested for spying, to be quizzed by Delhi Police in custody in connection with attack in Pathankot
  • Security forces recovered AK47s, hand grenades, GPS trackers apart from large amount of ammunition from the four killed militants.
  • The six men were tasked to destroy fighter jets stationed at Pathankot air base and inflict heavy damage.
  • The men were trained for six months at a terror camp in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. They were associated with Al-Rahman trust. They were in constant touch with their handlers Maulana Ashfaq Ahmed and Haji Abdul Shakoor ever since they entered Indian territory.
  • Mortar, hand-grenades blasts heard; firing from helicopters also heard
  • Ministry of External Affairs’ spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweets update on Pathankot attack said operation undeway.

  • High Alert Sounded in Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to visit site of terror attack, Pathankot
  • Prakash Singh Badal: There was no prior information; Do not have the exact information on the number of terrorists killed.
  • Pakistan’s ISI paid money to JeM for Pathankot air base terror attack. Meetings have been held between terrorits outfit like Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad and Babbar Khalsa to orchastrate the attack. 
  • Pakistan needs to ensure that they don’t allow their land to be used by terrorist: Prakash Javadekar
  • Prakash Javadekar: Talks must go on, we’re trying for good relationship with Pak
  • Any aggression towards us will receive a befitting reply from our side: Rajnath Singh
  • People inside Air Force station, no evacuations of personnel; Focus is on part of the station that has been cordoned off.
  • Pathankot Terror Attack: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar arrives in Delhi from Goa.
  • Mi-35 attack choppers also in action.
  • Jammu-Himachal Highweay has been closed by the security forces. NSG commandos on the attack site.
  • Intelligence agencies reported that ISI has plotted the attack and is in constant touch with the terrorists. A few crucial meetings have also been organized prior the attack by ISI. 
  • Aerial firing at Pathankot airbase by IAF chopper.
  • 3 more terrorists likely inside Pathankot IAF base, grenades hurled at a neighbourhood gurudwara
  • Intelligence inputs had warned about a possibility of an attack at Pathankote — a key air base for MiG-21 Bison fighters and Mi-35 attack helicopters, located 50 km from the border with Pakistan.NIA
  • The attack is suspected to have been carried out by the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Sources say the attackers were from Bhawalpur in Pakistan and were ordered to blow up the helicopters stationed at the base.
  • With the attack coming within 10 days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goodwill visit to Pakistan, home minister Rajnath Singh said, “We want good ties with Pakistan but a befitting reply will be given to any terror attack.”
  • The terrorists had entered the air base in an official vehicle. They were wearing military uniform. Sources say the vehicle they used was the car of the Superintendent of Police of Gurdaspur that was hijacked in Pathankot yesterday.
  • Sources say the men in army fatigues, who had driven away with the police officer’s car after assaulting him, had used his phone to contact their handlers in Pakistan. The call was intercepted by intelligence agencies, following which an alert was issued.
  • Commandos of the National Security Guard, Special Forces of the Indian Army and additional soldiers were moved to strengthen the defences of the base after directions came from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Pathankot: Heavy gun fire started between army and terrorist on Saturday morning. The terrorist plans for a suicide attack. Terrorists open fire in Pathankot Air Force Station, gunbattle between security forces and attackers underway.

Earlier, The border districts of Pathankot and Gurdaspur are on high alert after a senior Punjab police officer and two others were allegedly abducted by five men in army fatigues and beaten up before being released near Pathankot.

Salwinder Singh, a superintendent of police in Gurdaspur, has claimed that he and his friend and one of his junior colleagues were on their way to Gurdaspur from Pathankot late on Thursday night when the men signaled them to stop near Dinanagar.

Police have stepped up security after Singh’s claim that the attackers were in army uniform after the terrorist attack in July last year when heavily-armed men in army fatigues had sprayed bullets on a moving bus and stormed the Dinanagar police station, killing six persons, including an SP, and injuring eight others in Gurdaspur district bordering Pakistan.