Addressing media over the situation at Indian Air Force base located in Pathankot, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Sunday said that they are aiming to neutralise all militants by evening.
"By yesterday evening, four of the terrorists had been neutralised. There was no further firing and it was not certain whether there are other terrorists or not," he said.
"In the morning, two more terrorists were discovered and are being engaged. We are hopeful that they will also be neutralised by this evening," he added.
The Home Secretary further said, "Due to active intelligence inputs and advance information, the security forces, especially the Air Force, were able to protect the air force assets."
Search operation for hiding militant is still on at the base; during which a blast was reported in morning which left nearly five Jawans injured. The total number of martyrs during the operation has reached seven so far.