PM Modi visits attacked Indian air base near Pakistan


NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Pathankot air force base Saturday to carry out a firsthand assessment of the situation one week after a militant attack left seven soldiers dead, Press Trust of India reported. The premier flew to the base in northern Punjab state to conduct an aerial survey of the area near the Pakistan border, following the strike by gunmen whom officials suspect belonged to the banned Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammed. t follows criticism from the opposition Congress party of the apparent security lapse that allowed the militants to infiltrate the strategically important base. ecurity forces on Friday said they had finally sanitized the sprawling installation after a lengthy search operation, PTI said.



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