PM visits airbase, surveys border
PATHANKOT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a hush-hush visit to the Pathankot airbase and also did an aerial survey of the Pakistan border through which terrorists are believed to have infiltrated to mount the attack on the strategic defence installation.
The Opposition Congress, however, termed the visit a mere “photo-op” coming as it did eight days after terrorists stormed the airbase that left seven Indian security personnel dead during the 84-hour siege. All the six terrorists were also killed.
Following the visit, Modi expressed satisfaction with the “tactical response” to the fidayeen strike. “Noted with satisfaction the decision-making & its execution, the considerations that went into our tactical response,” Modi said in a statement tweeted by the Twitter handle of the PMO.