Pathankot terror attack: As it happened

By Sushmita Dutta | Last Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 01:09
Soldiers stand outside an Indian Air Force base in Pathankot. Gunmen attacked the base near the border with Pakistan on January 02, 2016, morning.

In a major security breach, terrorists entered a frontline Indian Air Force (IAF) base near this town in northern Punjab early Saturday and engaged the security forces in a fierce gunfight. However, after around 15-hours of a fierce gun-battle Indian Army commandos killed all the five terrorists.

2 January 2016, 22:55 PM

Commonwealth gold medalist Fateh Singh dies while fighting terrorists in Pathankot.

2 January 2016, 21:56 PM

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar salutes brave martyrs of Pathankot terror attack.

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President Pranab Mukherjee condemns Pathankot terror attack. 

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It is timely & prompt action by all agencies. Likely plan of terrorists was to destroy valuable assets of IAF has been foiled: Defence Minister.

2 January 2016, 20:06 PM

"Pathankot operation is almost over. Search operation is going on in 14-km area of air base," says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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PM Narendra Modi condemns terror attack in Pathankot, says evil designs of India's enemies will never succeed.

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I congratulate our armed forces on successfully neutralising all the five terrorists, tweets Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

2 January 2016, 18:05 PM

A major operation to secure Pathankot Air force base attacked by suspected Islamist militants has been ended.

2 January 2016, 17:57 PM

The Congress and PDP condemn the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in Punjab, say it was an attempt to derail bilateral talks with Pakistan.

2 January 2016, 17:30 PM

The likely plan of the terrorists to destroy valuable assets of the Air Force has been foiled. Currently the operation is going on: IAF

2 January 2016, 17:29 PM

According to news agency ANI, the Indian Air Force officials further says that Intelligence inputs were available of a likely attempt by terrorists to infiltrate into the military installation in Pathankot area.


2 January 2016, 17:28 PM

Due to effective preparation and coordinated efforts by all security agencies terrorists were detected by aerial surveillance platforms, says IAF.

2 January 2016, 17:22 PM

"Al-Rehman Trust operated in Pakistan by Jaish chief commander Azhar Masood's brother Abdul Rauf Masood Azghar," the ABP news quoted Intelligence reports as saying.

2 January 2016, 17:22 PM

According to ABP news, the masterminds of the Pathankot terror attack has been identified as - Qasim Jaan, Maulana Ashfaq, Abdul Gafoor associated with Al Rehman Trust in Pakistan.

2 January 2016, 17:02 PM

According to reports, media to be briefed on meeting between Defence Minister & the three service chiefs shortly.

2 January 2016, 16:50 PM

High level meeting between the three Service Chiefs, NSA Doval and Defence Minster Manohar Parrikar ends, as per ANI.

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Talks with Pakistan will take place with terror as the key issue, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, hours after some unidentified terrorists attacked the Indian Air Force base near Punjab's Pathankot town.

Also Read: Terror to be key issue in talks with Pakistan: Javadekar

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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.

Also Read: Son, eat before you die: Pakistani mother told Pathankot terrorist

2 January 2016, 15:32 PM

A high-level meeting is underway at the Defence Ministry to review situation in Patahankot. IAF chief Arup Raha, Navy Chief Robin Dhowan and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar are in the meeting at the South Block.

Also Read: Pathankot attack: Defence minister meets NSA, service chiefs

2 January 2016, 15:09 PM

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will visit Pathankot at 4 pm today.

2 January 2016, 14:51 PM

In Jammu, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh, said that Indian security forces are well-prepared to deal with all situations. The minister, however, refused to elaborate further in this regard, saying that security-related issues cannot be discussed in the public domain.

2 January 2016, 14:49 PM

In the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma today carried out surprise visits at a number of tourist spots in the national capital to check security arrangements.

2 January 2016, 14:44 PM

Pakistan condemns terrorist incident in Pathankot in which many precious lives have been lost: Pakistan Foreign Ministry

Also Read: Pakistan condemns Pathankot terror attack; offers condolences to bereaved families

2 January 2016, 14:29 PM

Loud explosion heard from inside IAF base at Pathankot.

2 January 2016, 14:27 PM

In the wake of a terrorist attack in Punjab, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala questioned: "Why has Punjab suddenly become the hotbed of terror activities in the last few months? The state has been calm for last 20 years."

2 January 2016, 14:26 PM

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ensures that an elaborate plan is being prepared to ensure fool proof security to the railway track in Jammu and Kashmir in the backdrop of Pathankot terror attack.

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Also Read: Chronology of terror attacks in Punjab from 2001-2016

2 January 2016, 13:44 PM

Terrorists can't tolerate India-Pakistan dialogue. Attack in Pathankot is in reaction to that: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh

2 January 2016, 13:41 PM

Also Read: Rahul Gandhi condemns Pathankot air base attack

2 January 2016, 13:26 PM

Punjab Police and its elite SWAT commando units are providing the outer cordon to the counter operations to ensure that no terrorist is able to escape.

2 January 2016, 13:14 PM

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal says: "Damage could have been bigger but just because of timely alert, we were able to contain the attack."

2 January 2016, 13:07 PM

Reports say that the fifth terrorist hiding in the area could be a suicide bomber.

2 January 2016, 12:45 PM

Vigil has also been stepped up at Chandimandir and at Ambala Cantt.

2 January 2016, 12:33 PM

High alert sounded in Himachal Pradesh after attack​ in Pathankot. 

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