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NEW DELHI: Explosions and firing continued intermittently on Sunday night as security forces killed one of the at least two terrorists holed up at Pathankot air base on the second day of the attack in which military casualties including a Lieutenant Colonel of the NSG mounted to seven.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting on SUnday night with top officials including National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar in Delhi even as questions were raised by defence experts over the way the encounter with heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists was handled by security agencies.
Defence sources in Delhi said tonight that one terrorist was killed today while another was injured in the encounter that was on for nearly 43 hours, a day after four terrorists were eliminated after they struck on Saturday.
The operation is still continuing and there is considerable backlash on Twitter against PM Modi and NSA Ajit Doval.
PM Modi was criticised as his Twitter handle posted message about yoga while the Pathankot operation is still undergoing. NSA Ajit Doval has also faced flak and #SackAjitDoval is currently one of the top trends on Twitter.
According to PTI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently chairing a meeting on Pathankot terror incident. NSA, Foreign Secretary and other senior officials are in attendance.
Operation is on. We are sure that all terrorists will be dead: HM Rajnath Singh
One DSC jawan who worked in the kitchen, engaged and killed one of the terrorists with terrorist’s own weapon: Dhamoon, AOC Pathankor AFB
Series of loud explosions heard from inside the Air Force base
Without intelligence inputs, Pathankot attack could have been worse: Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Haryana Govt announces Rs 20 lakh compensation to family of Garud Commando Gursewak Singh who lost his life in Pathankot terrorist attack
Seven people martyred, one Garud, five DSC jawans and one NSG: JS Dhamoon AOC, Pathankot
“Last night 4 terrorists were killed, we did not know if there were more.
Operation never stopped, operation is not completed: Air Marshal Anil Khosla
Exact reason behind not known: HS Rajiv Mehrishi
Due to active intelligence inputs and advance info, security forces especially Air Force were able to protect air force assets:Union Home Secy
The apparent main aim of the terrorists stands defeated: Home Secretary
Terrorists were in Army fatigues: Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi
Five AIr force personnel including one special BSF personnel killed in Pathankot terror attack, 8 are have been injured. Twelve from the NSG forces have been injured: Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi
Black smoke seen billowing from inside Indian Air Force base
Sixth militant killed in Pathankot IAF base: Reuters
Security tightened, Delhi on high alert after terror attack on Indian Air force base in #Pathankot
Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal said that a commando battalion will be established in Pathankot district. “They should increase deployment in this fencing area, for this is the second/third time such incident has happened in Punja. Punjab Police will act as the second line of defence whereas BSF will be first line of defence,” he said.
Fifth terrorist gunned down, say TV channel reports
Protestors burn Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s effigy as operation against terror attack continues
Amidst odd-even, security tightened in Delhi for second day running.
One terrorist has been cornered during combing operations and may be caught soon, as per news channel reports.
Shopkeeper hit by bullets shows injury mark
Security deployed outside Indian Air Force Base
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to brief media on #Pathankot terror attack at 5.00 pm today
Gunshots heard during combing ops in Indian Air Force Base
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Pathankot terror attack
Citizens’ vigil against suspicious persons/objects/activities vital to counter terrorism. Report anything amiss no.100,helpline 1090: Delhi police chief BS Bassi
Pained to know about demise of Lt Col Niranjan of NSG during mopping out ops at Pathankot, nation salutes his sacrifice: HM Rajnath Singh
There are 2 more terrorists inside Indian Air force Base in Pathankot, operation is continuing: DIG (Border)Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh
Delhi on high alert after terror attack on Indian Air force base
Fresh firing at Pathankot Air Base
Jawan injured in explosion outside IAF base in Pathankot being taken to hospital
Loud explosion heard from inside Indian Air force base in Pathankot, one NSG jawan injured.
One more jawan has died in the combing operation.
Lt Col NSG Niranjan E Kumar succumbs to his injuries after a blast during combing operations at Indian Air Force base.
The NIA team has reached the air base to begin investigations.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that three jawans died in hospital last night, taking the total number to six.
Three jawans have also been injured today when a device went off while it was being defused.
Media reports say that six, not three jawans have been martyred in the operation so far.
Also, nine jawans have been injured so far.
Spokesperson, USA Bureau of public affairs John Kirby has condemned the terror attacks in India.
“US strongly condemns terrorist attack on an air force base in Indian state of Punjab on Jan 2. US is committed to our strong partnership with Indian Govt to combat terrorism”, he said.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has decided to probe the Pathankot terror attack, reports ANI.