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Pathankot attack: PM Modi calls high-level meeting, discusses situation with Ajit Doval, Manohar Parrikar

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presided over a high-level meeting to discuss the ongoing operation at Pathankot air base to flush out holed up terrorists and the attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan.

Narendra Modi in a file photo. AFP

Narendra Modi in a file photo. AFP

Top security officials, including NSA Ajit Doval, are learnt to have briefed Modi on the ongoing operation in Pathankot as well as the terror strike at the Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, both members of the Cabinet Committee on Security, were also present at the meeting.

Soon after returning from his two-day visit to Karnataka, Modi had chaired a similar meeting on Sunday night of top officials, including Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.

The operation against militants holed up at the air base entered the third day on Monday after explosions and firing continued intermittently overnight.

Security forces had on Sunday killed one of at least two terrorists on the second day of the attack in which seven security personnel lost their lives, including a lieutenant colonel of the NSG. Four terrorists were eliminated on Saturday when they had struck at the air base.


Published Date: Jan 04, 2016 14:28 PM | Updated Date: Jan 04, 2016 14:28 PM

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