Pathankot attack: 5th terrorist killed, operations still under way, says NSG

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Circumference of air base is 24 kilometres, it takes time to comb the area.

Arun Jaitley05:56 PM (IST)

A lot has been learnt from Mumbai attacks, this led our security forces to stop the terrorists at the entrance.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley05:09 PM (IST)

United Jihad Council’s ‘Highway Squad’ masterminded the Pathankot attack: TV reports

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AK-47s used by terrorists was improvised: was not a UBGL but like a mortar launcher

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Securing of outer periphery was to follow once inner periphery was fully secured: Sources

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WATCH: Sixth terrorist has been killed, body yet to be recovered

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Some terrorists may have sneaked in and hit outside airbase until the four who hijacked SP car reached, TOI’s Bharti Jain reports

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3 cases related to Pathankot to be handed to NIA: killing of taxi driver, abduction of SP and the main Pathankot airbase attack

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Government is “mulling options” regarding holding of Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan in Islamabad on January 15: PTI

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Sixth terrorist has been killed but body yet to be recovered, TOI’s Bharti Jain reports

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5th terrorist has been killed, combing operation still on for 6th terrorist, ANI reports.02:56 PM (IST)

Three days after a terrorist strike at IAF base in Pathankot, Mohali police claimed to seize a huge cache of illegal arms and recovered a Pakistani SIM from three criminals on Monday. The seized weapons included a machine gun, Brazilian pistol and live cartridges. When asked whether arrested criminals have any connection with Pathankot terrorist strike, SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar claimed facts are being verified. He maintained that recovery of Pakistani SIM is an alarming thing. The three accused are: Harjinder Singh, Gurjant Singh and Sandeep Singh.(Input by Saurabh Prashar and Diljot Singh)02:44 PM (IST)

Meanwhile, Three people arrested with arms, ammunitions and a Pakistani mobile SIM card in Mohali: ANI

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PM Modi chairs high level meet at 7 RCR, NSA Doval briefs PM on Pathankot terror attack

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Top security officials, including NSA Ajit Doval, are learnt to have briefed Modi on the ongoing operation in Pathankot as well as the terror strike at the Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday.01:26 PM (IST)

Watch: Loud explosion heard inside Pathankot IAF base

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Many families stay here. Our priority to save them as well as physical assets like schools, shops etc: AOC J S Dhamoon

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Operation on to eliminate possibly 2 more terrorist: NSG IG Major Gen Dushyant Singh

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National security advisor Ajit Doval’s visit to China for talks with top Chinese leaders has been cancelled in the wake of the attack by Pakistani militants at the Pathankot airbase. Doval, who is also the special representative for Sino-India boundary talks, was due to arrive here on Tuesday on a two-day visit during which he was scheduled to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on key bilateral issues, including the border dispute.12:53 PM (IST)

Watch: All strategic assets safe, 2 terrorists still inside Pathankot airbase, says govt

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Seven securitymen killed, four militants gunned down

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Loud explosion heard inside Air Force Base

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Terrorists came prepared to sabotage airbase assets. But I assure you that all assets are now secure, Army official says.

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Combing operations are going on smoothly. Given the magnitude, joint ops have been launched: NSG official12:18 PM (IST)

Entire operation will continue till all the personnel asset structures are combed, NSG official says.

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Operations to eliminate possibly 2 more terrorists are in final stages, NSG official says.

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PM holds meeting to discuss Pathankot attack and terrorist strike on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

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Watch: Wreath laying ceremony of commando Gursewak Singh

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Press invited inside Pathankot airbase

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PM Narendra Modi, defence minister Parrikar, NSA chief Doval and MEA meeting under way at 7 RCR

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Watch: Just 45 days after marriage, Gursewak Singh martyred in Pathankot attack

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2 loud explosions heard at 7:55 am.Heavy firing begins from both sides. Attack helicopters continue to survey over the 1,600 acre base.

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Fresh reinforcements sent inside Air Force base. Intermittent firing on.

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WATCH: India’s borders to remain secure — Rajnath Singh

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An alert has been issued in Mumbai by the city police and cops have intensified night patrolling in the wake of the terror attack at the Pathankot Air Force Base in Punjab.

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Where is the weakness of our security? Why did Pathankot attack happen a few days after Modi met Nawaz Sharif?

CPM leader Sitaram Yechury09:28 PM (IST)

WATCH: 7 bravehearts martyred in Pathankot terror attack

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Evidence show Pak link to Pathankot terror attack

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a meeting with top officials to discuss the Pathankot terror attack. Soon after returning from his two-day visit to Karnataka, Modi chaired a meeting of top officials including National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and foreign secretary S Jaishankar.09:06 PM (IST)

Watch: Pathankot attack — Sushma Swaraj meets ex-envoys to Pakistan

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Fresh explosions followed by intermittent firing erupt at 7pm at Pathankot Air Force base: PTI

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One DSC jawan who worked in the kitchen, engaged & killed one of the terrorists with terrorist’s own weapon: Dhamoon, AOC Pathankot Air Force Base

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Series of loud explosions heard from inside the Pathankot Air Force base: ANI

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WATCH: Delhi put on high alert post Pathankot terror attack

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Haryana govt announces Rs 20 lakh compensation to family of Garud Commando Gursewak Singh who lost his life in Pathankot terror attack

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Operation is at a mature stage but confirmation on number of casualties only after we recover bodies: Air Marshal Anil Khosla

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Gunbattle still on in Pathankot, terrorists continue to fire. Another explosion also heard.

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Operation is at a mature stage but confirmation on number of casualties only after we recover bodies: Air Marshal Anil Khosla

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Combing operation never stopped, it only slowed down at night, as is done normally. It is still not completed: Air Marshal Khosla on Pathankot terror attack

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WATCH: Pathankot terror attack — Sixth terrorist killed by Indian security forces

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Mehrishi: Area where terrorists were holed up cordoned off; ops slowed down last night as done normally

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Due to intel input, advance info and quick action of forces, we ensured no damage to air force assets. Main aim of terrorists defeated

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12 NSGs have been injured in two days of operations and one was martyred. Air Force lost 6 personnel and 8 are injured: Home secretary

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The 2 surviving terrorists are limited to an area and will be neutralized by this evening: Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi

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Terrorists were located on the morning of January 2 by means of air surveillance and were immediately engaged: Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi

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Union home secretary briefs media on the #Pathankot terror attack on Indian Air Force Base

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If there was no intelligence input, the terror strike could have been worse: Rajnath Singh

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Thick black smoke seen coming out of Pathankot air force station

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WATCH: One more terrorist killed in Pathankot encounter

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We are conducting security checks everywhere, we have taken anti terrorist action to combat any kind of terror activity.

Joint Commissioner of Police (New Delhi Range) MK Meena04:01 PM (IST)

Punjab Police will act as the second line of defence whereas BSF will be first line.

Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy CM of Punjab02:16 PM (IST)

Government briefing on Pathankot attack

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Defence minister Manohar Parrikar briefs PM Modi on Pathankot terror attack

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Seven securitymen killed so far, five militants gunned down

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Security stepped up around the Pathankot air base

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Encounter restarts at Pathankot air base, 2 more terrorists holed up inside

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh pays homage to NSG commando killed during combing operation at Pathankot air base

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And as per the anticipation, the attack did take place and locals in Dhaki Chowk in Pathankot woke up to the sound of gunfire and blasts in the dead of the night at 3.30am when terrorists struck at the IAF base here.07:53 PM (IST)

Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi today blamed intelligence failure for terrorist attack on strategic airbase at Pathankot and accused deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal of not learning any lessons from Dinanagar attack in the same area six months ago.07:42 PM (IST)

WATCH: PM Modi salutes security forces

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WATCH: Arrested ex-IAF man with suspected ISI links to be quizzed

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WATCH: I salute our forces on successful operation in Pathankot, Rajnath Singh says

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Enemies of humanity can’t see India develop, such elements attacked in Pathankot but our forces did not let them succeed

PM Modi07:18 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says proud of our jawans and security forces

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Fifth terrorist gunned down, combing operation continues

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Government has credible information that the terror attack in Pathankot was hatched by some elements in Pakistan, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday.05:28 PM (IST)

The likely plan of the terrorists to destroy valuable assets of the Air Force has been foiled. Currently the operation is going on

IAF05:28 PM (IST)

Intelligence inputs had been available of a likely attempt by terrorists to infiltrate into the military installation in Pathankot area

IAF05:27 PM (IST)

Due to effective preparation and coordinated efforts by all security agencies terrorists were detected by aerial surveillance platforms

IAF04:24 PM (IST)

WATCH: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar briefs PM Modi

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Defence minister Manohar Parrikar holds meeting with three services chiefs and NSA over Pathankot attack

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BJP said the resumed dialogue with Pakistan cannot be revoked due to “one attack” and accused Congress of “politicising” the Pathankot terror incident.04:23 PM (IST)

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Watch: What happened before terror attack at Pathankot Air Force base

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Credible information about attack being sponsored by some elements from across the border: Kiren Rijiju

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Have credible information about this attack being sponsored by some elements across the border: Kiren Rijiju

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Pathankot terror attack: Who said what

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Pakistan condemns terrorist incident in Pathankot in which many precious lives have been lost: Pakistan foreign ministry

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Pakistan remains committed to partner with India and other countries in the region to eradicate menace of terror: Pakistan foreign ministry

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Former IAF official, arrested for spying, to be quizzed by Delhi Police in custody in connection with attack in Pathankot

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No gunshots heard for over one hour now

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Watch: Eyewitness accounts of the terror attack

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High level meet to be held at 3pm in Delhi. Service chiefs, Rajnath Singh and NSA to attend the meet

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Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal will visit site of terror attack

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Pathankot terror attack

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Watch: More terrorists likely inside the IAF base

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3 more terrorists likely inside the IAF base, grenades hurled at a neighbourhood gurdwara

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This happening after a week of PM Modi meeting Nawaz Sharif raises serious questions: Ahmed Patel

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Watch: Fresh gunshots heard during combing operations

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Two loud explosions heard from inside IAF base where search for 5th terrorist is under way

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Death toll rises to 3 after another Defense Service Corps jawan succumbs to his injuries

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Search for the 5th terrorist still going on, encounter is not over yet.

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NIA team has reached the spot

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NIA team reaches Pathankot

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Police suspect presence of fifth terrorist inside the airbase

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Gunshots heard again during combing operation

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal condemns the attack

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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefs Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the terror attack

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Our forces gave a befitting response in Punjab, says Rajnath Singh

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NSA Ajit Doval closely monitoring the situation

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Pakistan is our neighbour and we want peace, but any terrorist attack on India will get a befitting response: Rajnath Singh to ANI

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Any aggression towards us will receive a befitting reply from our side : Home minister Rajnath Singh to ANI

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Officials hold emergency meeting at IAF headquarters, Delhi

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One Garud commando and another Defense Security Corps jawan were martyred in encounter with terrorists

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Watch: Intelligence traced 4 phone calls between terrorists, Pak handlers

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Indian Air Force chief to brief defence minister Manohar Parrikar

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Indian intelligence traced 4 phone calls between the terrorists in Pathankot and Pakistan handlers between 12:35 am to 1:40 am

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Watch: Jaish-e-Mohammed module behind Punjab terror attack

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Watch: 4 terrorists killed in gunbattle

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Terrorists had infiltrated into India three days ago, sources say they are from Bahawalpur in Pakistan: ANI

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Area not sanitised yet, combing operation continues: Punjab Police ADGP (Law and Order) H S Dhillon

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Gun battle between terrorists and security forces has ended, area not sanitized yet, combing operations continue: ANI

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Suspected Pakistani terrorists on Saturday attacked an Air Force Base here in Punjab, triggering an encounter in which four attackers and two IAF personnel were killed and 6 security men were injured.09:01 AM (IST)

Watch: Terrorists stormed Pathankot Air Force base in Army fatigues

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1 IAF soldier killed, 5 Air Force personnel injured, encounter still on.

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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to brief PM Modi on the Pathankot terror attack

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The BJP now has to sidestep its previous “terror & talks can’t go together” & insulate the Indo-Pak dialogue from such attacks

Omar Abdullah, Former CM of J&K08:16 AM (IST)

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Counter-terror operations currently underway at Pathankot Air Force base. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval monitoring operations: Times Now

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Top officials convene emergency meet at Air Force HQ in Delhi, situation monitored at the highest level

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Terrorists have been restrained to the domestic area of Pathankot Air Force Station; technical area of the airbase safe

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