Pathankot, Jan 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached the Pathankot air base to take the first-hand assessment of the situation following the deadly terror strike.
Pathankot district was attacked by six terrorists from Pakistan on January 2. Seven security personnel were martyred and another 20 were injured in the attack.
Security forces have declared that the airbase has been fully sanitised after a massive combing operation by the Army, National Security Guard and IAF’s Garud Commandos which spanned over three days.
According to reports, the Prime Minister will take an aerial survey including the border areas.
Earlier, the Minister of Home Affairs announced that four National Investigation Agency (NIA) teams are camping in districts of Punjab to verify the facts and examine witnesses in close cooperation with Punjab Police in the ongoing investigation.
With Pakistan assuring to take strong and prompt action against the guilty in the Pathankot terror attack, the BJP on Saturday expressed hope that Islamabad would take stringent action against the perpetrators of the attack.
BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao told a news agency: “Pakistan government has promised prompt and decisive action based on actionable intelligence provided very expeditiously by the Indian Government. And India awaits prompt action from Pakistan against the perpetrators of Pathankot attack.”
“I think unlike in the past, Pakistan’s response has not been one of denial but one willing to take quick action .We will wait and see whether there will be a change in the manner Pakistan acts this time because the past does not inspire confidence. We hope that like there has been a change in tone, there will be a change in action too,” he added.
Meanwhile, India awaits Pakistan’s formal response to the shared leads and has expressed quick action from Islamabad so that the upcoming foreign secretaries talks are not hampered.
(With Agency Inputs)