Gurdaspur: Lauding the valour efforts of the security forces for defending the Pathankot air base from the ulterior motive of the fidayeen, Punjab Police on Tuesday denied any lapse in security leading to the entry of the terrorists.
While briefing the press, Punjab DGP Suresh Arora said, “We worked in coordination with all agencies, our officers reacted immediately when attack happened.”
He further said, “Punjab Police was stationed inside the air base in Pathankot.”
“We have decided to post one AIG counter intelligence unit in Pathankot and install cctv network,” he added.
Further speaking on NSG's action during the combing operation, the Punjab DGP said, “This is probably the first time that NSG unit was posted before the attack took place.”
“Before we could start the operation the NSG was present here so you could understand what could be the reason behind such a move,” he added.
However, Arora further said, “Seeing is believing, what we saw was highest standard of professionalism from Defence forces.”
The Punjab DGP further said it was a matter of concern as to find out how the terrorists managed to enter India.
"That is a matter of investigation," said DGP Suresh Arora on how a private car with blue beacon was allowed to pass through checkpoints in Pathankot.
"No information on any terrorists outside air base," DGP Punjab added.
He further informed that the Punjab Police have registered an FIR regarding terror attack on Pathankot air base. In it's FIR, the cops named terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad which is responsible for the attack.
Meanwhile, the NIA has said that it expects cooperation from Pakistan for tracing the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack.
The NIA team today reached the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot to begin its investigation of the three cases lodged in connection with the ongoing terror attack.
The NIA had registered three cases at local police stations in Punjab yesterday to probe the 'conspiracy' angle behind the attack.
The Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan scheduled for January 14-15 in Islamabad looks in jeopardy in the wake of the Pathankot attack.