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Pathankot attack: Sharif calls up PM Modi, assures prompt action

As Pakistan Link To Pathankot Attack Became Clear, Its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Today Called Up His Indian Counterpart Narendra Modi And Vowed “prompt And Decisive Action' Against The Terrorists Behind The Strike About Which “specific And Actionable' Information Has Been Provided.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Jan 2016, 06:20:17 PM

New Delhi:

As Pakistan link to Pathankot attack became clear, its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today called up his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and vowed “prompt and decisive action” against the terrorists behind the strike about which “specific and actionable” information has been provided.

During the telephonic conversation, Modi strongly pressed for urgent steps against those responsible for the attack that began on Saturday last with six terrorists sneaking into the Air Base and leading to an encounter in which seven securitymen, including a Lt Colonel, were killed.

Modi received a call this afternoon from the Prime Minister of Pakistan regarding the terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase, the PMO said.

The Prime Minister “strongly emphasized the need for Pakistan to take firm and immediate action against the organizations and individuals responsible for and linked to the Pathankot terrorist attack,” the PMO said in a statement.

The statement said “specific and actionable information in this regard has been provided to Pakistan”.

Sharif “assured Prime Minister Modi that his government would take prompt and decisive action against the terrorists,” the PMO said.

The phone call from Sharif came as the Pakistan link to the attack became clear. NIA chief Sharad Kumar today said there was little doubt that the attackers were from Pakistan.

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar added that there are indications that some of equipment used by terrorists were made in Pakistan.

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First Published : 05 Jan 2016, 06:16:00 PM