Pathankot attack: Agencies exhibited ‘excellent synergy’, says Lt Gen KJ Singh

Chandigarh, Jan.6 (ANI): Lt Gen K.J. Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief and all ranks of Western Command, on Wednesday lauded the security agencies for the ‘excellent synergy’ exhibited during the combing operations during the terror attack at the Pathankot air base.

“There was excellent synergy among agencies in this operation,” Gen K.J. Singh told the press conference here.

He also asserted that bomb disposal teams were still working and they were playing a very large role in the combing operation.

When asked about the combing operations near Tibri camp in Gurdaspur, he said, “There is some information and therefore, police and army looking into it.”

Reports suggest that India expects Pakistan to take action against the leaders of terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammaed, which scripted the attack on Pathankot, as a pre-condition for the talks.

Lauding the valiant efforts of the security forces for defending the Pathankot air base from the fidayeen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said six terrorists have been neutralised so far in the combing operation, which is still on for safety purpose.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team, probing the Pathankot attack, earlier today took Gurdaspur Superintendant of Police (SP) Salwinder Singh to the spot where he was allegedly abducted by the terrorists.

The NIA is questioning the Gurdaspur SP, his friend Rajesh Verma and the cook in connection with the case.

The NIA has also registered three cases in the probe and a 20-member team is stationed in Pathankot.

Meanwhile, BSF Director General D.K. Pathak today visited the sensitive border locations along the Punjab frontier in the wake of the Pathankot attack. (ANI)

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