Pathankot attack: Panel blames the govt for not being 'serious'
The Parliamentary panel responsible for the probe of January 2 Pathankot terror attack, slammed the government and the intelligence agencies in its report for not being serious and functioning properly. The report which was tabled in the Parliament on Tuesday said that there is “something seriously wrong with our counter-terror security establishment.”
According to reports, Pradip Bhattacharya, the Chairman of the Committee said security agencies were ill-prepared to anticipate the threats in time and to counter them swiftly. "The committee is unable to understand how terrorists managed to reach the Pathankot airbase in spite of terror alerts being sounded well in advance. The security agencies were ill-prepared to anticipate the threats in time and counter them swiftly," Bhattacharya said.
He further claimed that the officers at the Pathankot air base were not aware that they would be attacked and they got the information early in the morning from the Delhi Air Force.”Who gave this information to Delhi Air Force? These are remarkable things to search out," he added.
The report further states that the government needs to pay attention towards sealing the border and intensifying paroling as well as fencing and floodlighting."We urge upon the government of India to take this report seriously and take appropriate steps. Even today, there are very unsafe conditions at the Pathankot airbase," he said.
The Pathankot airbase was attacked by six terrorists on January 2, who had entered the airbase through the border and opened fire. The operation lasted for three days killing seven military personnel.