Pathankot: The early morning terror attack on an Indian Air Force base in Punjab's Pathankot bordering Jammu could have proved to be a far bigger strike but for the preparedness and alertness of Indian security forces.
As per reports, security forces had been on high alert since Friday following the attack on a senior police officer, due to which the attack today morning near the Air Force base was contained in the non-operational area of the base ensuring the safety of the civilians and protecting the Air Force equipments.
A Superintendent of Police and his two companions were attacked by armed men on the Jammu-Pathankot highway and their car was snatched in the early hours of Friday.
Based on the developments of yesterday the Army had sounded an alert accordingly and placed 2 Army Columns, a Special Forces team in the Air Force Station prior to the attack today.
A National Security Guard team had also been alerted.
Following the attack today, the local Brigade Commander of Army coordinated the operations and in addition, UAVs of the India Army and Indian Air Force were also put into action to get inputs.
As of now, four terrorists have been killed and two Air Force jawans martyred in the attack on the Pathankot air base.
Combing operations are still underway.
(With ANI inputs)