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Satisfied PM lauds bravery of soldiers

Satisfied PM lauds bravery of soldiers
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot on Saturday as he took stock of the ground reality in the aftermath of an attack on the strategic facility by militants suspected to be from Pakistan. 

Pathankot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot on Saturday as he took stock of the ground reality in the aftermath of an attack on the strategic facility by militants suspected to be from Pakistan.

Modi spent about 90 minutes at the airbase, and Air Force chief Air Marshal Arup Raha and National Security Guard officials briefed him about the attack and the counter-offensive launched by the forces.

Modi also went around the scene of the attack that exposed the chinks in the armour of the Indian security establishment and was shown the huge cache of weapons and ammunition recovered from the perpetrators.

Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists launched an attack on the Pathankot airbase last Saturday. The siege continued for three days, and ended after security forces killed all six terrorists involved in the siege. Seven security personnel were also martyred in the operation.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called up Modi and promised action against the perpetrators of the brazen attack. India has said it has handed over specific and actionable information regarding Pathankot attack to Pakistan.

“Noted with satisfaction the decision-making & its execution, the considerations that went into our tactical response,” the official handle of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted after Modi’s visit to the airbase.

“Also noted coordination among various field units. Lauded bravery & determination of our men & women on the ground. They are our pride,” the PMO said in another tweet.

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