Modi visits Pathankot, to undertake aerial survey of border areas

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Old 09-Jan-2016
Modi visits Pathankot, to undertake aerial survey of border areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Pathankot to take stock of the situation at the airbase. Mr. Modi is in Pathankot exactly a week after a terrorist attack at the site, as formal sanitisation operations ended there on Friday.

The attack came after the Prime Minister's surprise Christmas visit to Lahore to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a gesture that was to be followed by the Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan around January 15.

Live updates:

12:08 p.m.: During his visit, Mr. Modi is also likely to undertake an aerial survey of the Indo-Pak border areas, official sources say.

12:05 p.m.: Tight security arrangements are in place for the PMs visit.

12:05 p.m.: Mr. Modi meets senior Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army officers.

11:53 a.m.: The PMO officials say that Mr. Modi did some tough talking on the issue of taking action against those who were behind the attack based on the evidence gathered by the National Investigative Agency and Indian security forces.

11:31 a.m: Mr. Modi arrives in Pathankot.

10:45 a.m.: The only thing the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conclusively established after taking over the probe is the point of entry of the terrorists who stormed the airbase last week. Bodies of only four attackers have been found till now. More...

10:30 a.m.: Mr. Modi leaves for Pathonkot.

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