On January 2 , Indian Air force base in Pathankot was stuck by terrorists.These Pakistani terrorists allegedly had affiliations with Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group.The terrorists were trained very well and carried a load of ammunition with them.Government sources say that the terrorists carried AK47s, modified grenade rocket launcher,pistols,swiss commando knives,40-50 KG of bullets besides other things.They were held up in the airforce base ,which is 1600 acres large, for almost 4 days.Here’s a timeline indicating what happened when :
DECEMBER 30,2015 A group of 6 terrorists enter India through Kathua – Gurdaspur border.
JANUARY 1 , 2016 Terrorists kill the driver of the car they had hired.The car breaks down , terrorists steal another car which belongs to Gurdaspur SP;throw the police inspector out of the car after a while.
JANUARY 2 , 2016 Terrorists enter the Pathankot airforce base, firing with security personnel starts soon after.
NSG rushed to spot.
In gun battle , 2 IAF personnel, and 1 garuda commando martryed. 4 terrorists killed by the evening.Home Minister announces that the operation is over.
JANUARY 3 , 2016 NSG commando Lt.Col.Niranjan dies in a blast which occured while he was inspecting a dead terrorist’s body.5 more injured, of which 3 die in hopsital.
Firing resumes in the afternoon, indicating more terrorists.
Army kills 2 more terrorists.
All terrorists dead, Area sanitization still going on.
Prime minister chairs high level meeting to discuss Pathankot attacks.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said on Tuesday, “There is no suspected terrorist inside right now. I will not give a negative report till the combing operations are over. The combing operations may be over by tomorrow.”
In this whole operation India lost it’s 7 bravehearts fighting the terrorists.May their soul rest in peace.
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