President condemns attack on IAF base

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday condemned the terrorist attack at an Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Punjab’s Pathankot town.

“Strongly condemn the terrorist attack on Air Force Base in Pathankot in Punjab,” the president said in a tweet.

Mukherjee expressed his condolences to the families of Indian soldiers who lost their lives and applauded the security forces for their befitting response to the attack.

“Heartfelt condolences to the grieving families of our brave soldiers who lost their lives in the attack. Compliments to our jawans for their valour and courage while fighting terrorists,” he said in another tweet.

He said the security forces should remain vigilant against any threat to the peace and security of the nation.

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