PM Narendra Modi's Pathankot vist: As it happened
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the Pathankot airbase, which was attacked by suspected Pakistani terrorists on January 2.
- PM visits Pathankot, voices satisfaction with response.
Noted with satisfaction the decision-making & its execution, the considerations that went into our tactical response: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 9, 2016
- PM Modi flies to the border belt with Pakistan in Punjab in an IAF helicopter for a first-hand account of the security measures at the border.
- The PM is expected to meet soldiers who got injured while fighting terrorists.
- The Prime Minister is taken around the Pathankot airbase by the defence and security officers.
- Soon after landing at the air base, Modi meets senior Indian Air Force and Army officers.
The US feels that time has come for Pakistan to walk the talk on the promises it made - both in public and in private conversations - that there would be no discrimination in its action against terrorist networks and bring the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack to justice.
- PM Narendra Modi leaves Pathankot after reviewing border security. He is now en route to Delhi.
- A media report says that Pakistan needs concrete evidence from India for acting against the elements involved in the terror attack at the Pathankot airbase in Punjab.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Pathankot airbase to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of terror attack.
- PM Narendra Modi leaves for Pathankot.
- He will also conduct aerial survey of Indo-Pak border areas.
- The PM is likely to arrive at Pathankot airbase at 11 am.
- PM Narendra Modi will depart from Delhi to Pathankot at 10:00 am.
- Punjab shares a 553-km long international border with Pakistan.
- During his visit, Modi is likely to meet Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel at the base along with other troops in the area.
- Police sources in Chandigarh said that tight security arrangements were being made for the Prime Minister's visit.
- The operation to ensure that no terrorist was hiding was carried out jointly by Army, NSG and IAF's Garud commandos.
- On Friday, security forces declared that the sprawling Indian Air Force station in Pathankot in Punjab was fully sanitised after a massive combing operation spanning over three days.
- Sources said the visit is expected to take place this morning.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Pathankot in Punjab on Saturday for first-hand assessment of the situation at the airbase which was attacked by six terrorists last Saturday.