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Pathankot airbase security was not robust: Parliamentary panel
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has said security at the Pathankot airbase in Punjab was not robust and pointed out shortcomings there ahead of the January 2 terror attack.

The security cover at the airbase was not robust and its perimeter wall was poorly guarded and the base did not have a road around it for patrolling, the parliamentary standing committee for home ministry said.

The report of the committee was tabled in parliament on Tuesday. The committee, which visited the Indian Air Force base, questioned how terrorists from Pakistan managed to reach the airbase.

"The committee is unable to understand how despite a terror alert (having been) sounded well in advance, the terrorists managed to breach the high-security airbase and subsequently attack it," the panel said.

It asked the government to pay attention to effectively sealing the border (with Pakistan) through increased patrolling as well as fencing and floodlighting etc. Seven Indian security personnel were killed in the January 2 attack at the IAF base by terrorists who had crossed over from Pakistan.


Pathankot airbase security was not robust: Parliamentary panel


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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