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Pathankot Air Base operation a tactical success

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Just days after the brazen attack on the Pathankot air force base at Indo-Pak border by terrorists were thwarted, details of how the operation was actually carried out have emerged, and with it the fact that despite several lacunae and controversies in hindsight, the security personnel, including the DSC jawans, NSG Commandos and the Army braved the highly trained suicide squad from across the border. According to a source close to Imphal Times, it is learnt that the operation was executed with extreme efficiency by the security personnel with minimum loss of life as out of the total six security personnel killed, five unarmed DSC jawans died in the initial surprise attack by the terrorists which used the element of surprise to their advantage. Only Lt. Col. Niranjan of NSG died in the actual operation while handling a dead terrorist whose body was booby-trapped with explosives. The operation also saved the valuable national assets at the Air Force Base. The security and intelligence agencies were forewarned of the terrorists having infiltrated the Pathankot area and were on alert even before the actual target can be ascertained. When the attack commenced, the security personnel were able to engage the terrorists and thwart their attempt to destroy valuable assets at the base, while making sure that there is no more loss of life or injury to the security forces which meant that the surviving terrorists were cordoned off successfully for the night and prevented from making further damage to the assets or to civilian lives after which the operation was completed successfully the next day. 

Image source; Morung Express

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