Terror strikes Punjab's Gurdaspur: All terrorists eliminated but 3 questions remain

Mother India's sons have once again given the supreme sacrifice to restore her honour. All the terrorists who hijacked a car, drove down to this town in Punjab`s Gurdaspur district, opened fire at bus stand and then stormed a police station have been eliminated but they have left behind serious questions for the nation to ponder upon.

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2015, 17:45 PM IST
Terror strikes Punjab's Gurdaspur: All terrorists eliminated but 3 questions remain
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Gurdaspur: Mother India's sons have once again given the supreme sacrifice to restore her honour. All the terrorists who hijacked a car, drove down to this town in Punjab`s Gurdaspur district, opened fire at bus stand and then stormed a police station have been eliminated but they have left behind serious questions for the nation to ponder upon.

Question 1: While no terror outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack, media reports claim that the terrorists had launched the attack from across the border in Pakistan – bringing forth the big question whether India can do any anything about Pakistan sponsored cross-border terror. Also, the Modi government will now have to 'walk the talk' in taking a hard line against Pakistan.

Question 2: Indian intelligence establishment will have a lot of answering to do given that they failed to provide specific input to security forces on the ground about the possibility of such an attack.

Question 3: Does the attack point to the revival of militancy in Punjab? While security agencies have been warning of ISI's plan to trigger unrest in Punjab, little appears to have been done to curb the menace at its bud.