PM lauds brave forces for Pathankot response
Pathankot: Brushing aside criticism over the handling of the counter-offensive against the terrorist attack on the Pathankot IAF base, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who flew to Pathankot on Saturday, a week after the attack, said that he was satisfied with the "decision-making and its execution".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an aerial survey of Pathankot Airbase on Saturday to take stock of the situation after it was attacked by terrorists a week ago. Pic/PTI
"Noted with satisfaction the decision-making and its execution, the considerations that went into our tactical response," Modi tweeted through his PMO India Twitter handle.
The prime minister was briefed by senior defence and security officers about the terrorist attack, carried out by suspected Pakistani terrorists, on the Pathankot Air Force Station (AFS). Soon after landing at the air base, Modi met senior Indian Air Force (IAF) and army officers.
Modi was accompanied by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. "Visited Pathankot air base today. Had a detailed briefing from senior leadership of Army, Air Force, NSG and BSF," Modi tweeted.
"Was briefed in great detail on how our forces neutralised such a serious terrorist attack," he said. "Also noted coordination among various field units. Lauded bravery and determination of our men and women on the ground. They are our pride," he added.