Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Among Unanswered Questions On Pathankot Attack, Several About A Senior Cop

Among Unanswered Questions On Pathankot Attack, Several About A Senior Cop


The second day of the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Base, continues to dominate the front pages. "Pathankot operation still on, toll mounts to 7", headlines the Indian Express. Those killed include Lt. Colonel Niranjan Kumar and six other security personnel. The Times of India reports  that two fidayeen led a fresh attack on Sunday, after remaining hidden for more that 17 hrs. The Statesman writes that explosions and firing continued intermittently at night, as security forces killed one of the at least two holed up terrorists.

The Indian Express writes that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has appointed a three member committee to investigate how six Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists succeeded in penetrating the facility, in spite of intelligence warnings that an attack was imminent.

Hindustan Times reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a brain-storming session with key foreign policy advisers, even as the terrorists, allegedly based out of Bahawalpur in Pakistan, exchanged gun fire with security personnel at the air base. India may reschedule proposed foreign secretary levels talks, to give Pakistan time to crack down on the Jaish-e-Mohammad , believed to be behind the Pathankot air base ambush.

Mail Today reports that Intelligence inputs suggest that 2 Jaish-e-Mohammed militants have sneaked into Delhi to carry out high profile attacks.

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