Govt faces Oppn fury on Pathankot terror attack
Prime Minister targeted for his stopover in Lahore
NEW DELHI: The government came under fire in Parliament on Wednesday over its handling of the Pathankot airbase attack as the Opposition alleged the incident exposed a lack of coordination between the ministries of home and defence.
Congress, Trinamool Congress, Biju Janata Dal and Left members in Lok Sabha trained their guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Lahore stopover a few days before the January 2 strike. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, “The PM lacks vision and runs international diplomacy according to his whims and fancies .”
Seven security personnel, including a lieutenant colonel, and six terrorists were killed in the four-day gunfight.
The government said it was conducting a security audit to identify and fill gaps and asserted India wanted good relations with its neighbours, including Pakistan, but not at the cost of its “pride, dignity and self-respect”.
Congress chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia said there was no coordination between ministries.
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