Pathankot AirForce base under attack

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby SidSom » 02 Jan 2016 07:16

Kashi wrote:
SidSom wrote:National Security Guard commandos landed in the state by around 9.30 pm on Friday to track down the alleged terrorists, believed to be in hiding in Pathankot's hilly terrain.


Are there two different terror attacks? I thought it was the IAF base that was attacked and that the attackers had been boxed into a single building. So where does this hilly terrain come from?

Is there another group of terrorists loose in Pathankot?


Looking at the time the article was written (@1.30 AM) it was before the attacks happened. The feeling I get (FWIW) is that there were omens of this attack due to which the preparation was ramped up. All these were symptoms of the same attack it looks like.

It looks like the reaction to inputs was swift at all levels..... quite opposite to the goof up being mentioned

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Surya » 02 Jan 2016 07:19

ANi has pictures of Punjab police outside - (delayed) - carruing SLRs, LMG

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby ShauryaT » 02 Jan 2016 07:24

Kashi wrote:Are there two different terror attacks? I thought it was the IAF base that was attacked and that the attackers had been boxed into a single building. So where does this hilly terrain come from?

Is there another group of terrorists loose in Pathankot?
Pathankot is only 15 KM from border. Start of Hilly terrain is from outskirts of Pathankot. One theory is infiltration was detected/informed upon/unplugged. Intelligence was anticipated, NSG and army columns were moved to harden the area --- which area specifically is not known. Gurdaspur SP attack was done by the same group or not is unclear. Gurdaspur itself is 50 KM away from Pathankot. Where was the SP vehicle hijacked from. Some reports say 15-20 infiltrators but not sure..

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Surya » 02 Jan 2016 07:28

can Omar abdullah STFU for one day.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby ShauryaT » 02 Jan 2016 07:31

4 terrorists killed being reported. 2 security personnel also fallen. Gunshots still being heard. So, means it was more than 4, if latest report is correct.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Surya » 02 Jan 2016 07:35

the 2 security personnel must be the poor DSC - would be criminal if they still had .303s

slew of pictures of Army deploying outside the base at ANI (delayed)
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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby shiv » 02 Jan 2016 07:42

Surya wrote:the 2 security personnel must be the poor DSO - would be criminal if they still had .303s

slew of pictures of Army deploying outside the base at ANI (delayed)

Not much better

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby vivek.rao » 02 Jan 2016 07:49

Remember during Kargil, we blew up a Paki navy aircraft with 10 officers?

We need that kind of daring attack on their top scums.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby SidSom » 02 Jan 2016 07:53

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/punjab-air-force-base-terror-attack-2-terrorists-killed-gunbattle-on-1261437?pfrom=home-lateststories

The National Security Guard or the NSG has been called in for help. Helicopters have also been dispatched to the area for assistance, senior police officials have said.


Following the warning, the National Security Advisor held an urgent meeting with senior officials late last night. The air chief and all concerned officers were also informed.
Security was increased in the are
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The NSG was alerted and additional police forces from Jammu and Kashmir were asked to be on standby

Looks like preparation averted what could have been a bigger attack

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby ShauryaT » 02 Jan 2016 07:58

Reports that call was intercepted to trigger the alert.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby fanne » 02 Jan 2016 07:59

Operation reportedly complete, terrorists killed

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby vivek.rao » 02 Jan 2016 07:59

Pakijabis now attacking Punjab directly. Expanding the war zone from Kashmir. This has to be taken as war. We need to act very brutal.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Surya » 02 Jan 2016 08:08

sanitising ops will take some time

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby shiv » 02 Jan 2016 08:08

ShauryaT wrote: 2 security personnel also fallen.

These men must be avenged.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby ShauryaT » 02 Jan 2016 08:13

shiv wrote:
ShauryaT wrote: 2 security personnel also fallen.

These men must be avenged.
Will be. The IA will have it no other way.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby RoyG » 02 Jan 2016 08:15

Prem Kumar wrote:PM Modi must condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms by falling at the feet of Nawaz's grand-aunt


:lol:

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Prem » 02 Jan 2016 08:17

It will be good if these dead donkeys can be ID'd . If they are from local valley then their families must face the heat and if they are Paki , Sink the PN ship with at least 70-80 On board.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby ShauryaT » 02 Jan 2016 08:22

Jhujar wrote:It will be good if these dead donkeys can be ID'd . If they are from local valley then their families must face the heat and if they are Paki , Sink the PN ship with at least 70-80 On board.
Reports are they have been and it is JEM. We intercepted their call.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby abhishek_sharma » 02 Jan 2016 08:37

Shiv Aroor ‏@ShivAroor 3m3 minutes ago

4 terrorists killed in #Pathankot air base attack. 2 IAF personnel killed, 6 injured. The terrorists didn't reach the MiG-21s based there.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby tushar_m » 02 Jan 2016 08:38

If the terrorists want to see IAF aircraft's then we should show them a live demo with dropping of few PGM's.
The main reason they don't fear to attack is that their base(TSP) is safe from any attack.

Recently what Syrian/RuAF did was that they dropped a few when the meeting was carried out by ISIS top guys. Similar things could be done by us.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby abhishek_sharma » 02 Jan 2016 08:40

ANI ‏@ANI_news 22s23 seconds ago

#Pathankot update: Terrorists had infiltrated into India 3 days ago, sources say they are from Bahawalpur in Pakistan

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby RoyG » 02 Jan 2016 08:40

Maybe they were planning to drag this out by taking some IAF personnel hostage.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby ramana » 02 Jan 2016 08:45

Folk good that terrorists were killed.
Meanwhile just like the airbase we need some lessons learned:

- Stop putting acronyms like DSO etc like jargon. First usage should spell it out. Los of people visit forum in such times. So no jargon.
- Please don't Monday morning quarterback ongoing operations. If you are that good you would be out there.
- Posters like Shreeman should not use BENIS language or else desist from posting.


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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby RoyG » 02 Jan 2016 08:51

I don't recall an airbase ever being hit by jihadis before. Perhaps they are pushing the envelope to see how we respond. If Modi cancels the talks he'll look like an idiot and if he continues he'll be seen as weak. Could we actually see some retaliation this time?

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby ShauryaT » 02 Jan 2016 08:56

ramana wrote:Folk good that terrorists were killed.
Meanwhile just like the airbase we need some lessons learned:

- Stop putting acronyms like DSO etc like jargon. First usage should spell it out. Los of people visit forum in such times. So no jargon.
- Please don't Monday morning quarterback ongoing operations. If you are that good you would be out there.
- Posters like Shreeman should not use BENIS language or else desist from posting.


Anyone not observing should be banned by admins.
ramana: Have to say this but only Americans will get that analogy. Added: Not trying to take away the seriousness of your post. just an observation.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Ardeshir » 02 Jan 2016 08:58

Times Now reporting that calls placed to Pakistan between 12:30 and 2AM last night.
And the usual "Aapko kaisa lag raha hain?" reportage going on too.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Surya » 02 Jan 2016 08:59

RoyG wrote:I don't recall an airbase ever being hit by jihadis before.


Avantipur was attacked in 2001 I think

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby abhishek_sharma » 02 Jan 2016 09:09

ANI ‏@ANI_news 35s35 seconds ago

#Pathankot attack update: 1 Garud commando and 1 Defense Security Corps jawan were martyred in encounter with terrorist

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Ardeshir » 02 Jan 2016 09:20

This seems to be the favoured asymmetric warfare technique of the Pakis.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby manjgu » 02 Jan 2016 09:26

its DSC ( defence security corps) ..old army jawans kept as guards ..post retirement. inspite of 1000 yrs of history , our leaders have learnt nothing.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby chetak » 02 Jan 2016 09:27

vivek.rao wrote:Pakijabis now attacking Punjab directly. Expanding the war zone from Kashmir. This has to be taken as war. We need to act very brutal.


there seems to be a lot of tooing and froing with the pakis in our panjab with amarinder singh having some sort of personal interest in pushing for relations with the pakis resulting in a lot of visas being issued.

the same thing seems to be happening in dilli too with private invitations to paki nationals of the WKK variety and visas being issued indiscriminately.

as always paki "businessmen" seem to slip in and out rather easily too.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Yagnasri » 02 Jan 2016 09:39

Press is now reporting all the four pakis are killed. I wonder if there is any more silent pakis already inside India to attack at another place. We got intelligence this time and lost 2 of our people. We need to look at processes to stop losses at our end when we have information. Maybe there is no specific information in this case on the target. We will never know full details of course.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Austin » 02 Jan 2016 09:43

Seems like first major attack on IAF AFB so far , In past they were neutralized early before they reached AFB in Kashmir

Seems Doval had info on this strike and deployed NSG but perhaps lacked specificity hence our casualty.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby deejay » 02 Jan 2016 10:02

https://twitter.com/Terror_Monitor
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#INDIA
Hours-Long Gun Battle Over In #Punjab's #Pathankot Air Base: 4 Attackers & 2 Troops Killed: @ANI_news.
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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Viv S » 02 Jan 2016 10:03

Surya wrote:
RoyG wrote:I don't recall an airbase ever being hit by jihadis before.


Avantipur was attacked in 2001 I think


Srinagar airport was also attacked in the same year. In both cases, all attackers were killed at the first security ring.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby partha » 02 Jan 2016 10:03

Firing starts again. One more martyred on our side :(

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby abhishek_sharma » 02 Jan 2016 10:09

ABP News ‏@abpnewstv 29s29 seconds ago

#Pathankot Terror Attack : #MasoodAzhar accused of conspiring the attack, sources

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Shameek » 02 Jan 2016 10:23

More gunshots heard

According to media reports, fresh gunshots have been heard during the combing operations by the Indian army and police.
At least one terrorist is at large. Search for the 5th terrorist is still going on, encounter has begun again.
Security choppers are hovering over the terror site now.
IAF Garud Commando has been killed during the combing operation.

:(

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Baikul » 02 Jan 2016 10:31

Like clockwork. Some publicised high level piss process or event occurs, a terrorist attack follows soon after.

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Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Postby Bihanga » 02 Jan 2016 10:40

Airbase attack certainly signify extensive survelliane of Pathankot airbase were done, also four gunman has definatly give away element of surprise by ambushing a car and thereby alerting our security forces. In normal course, one simply can't predict which target about to get their reception, also hand of Pak ISI cannot be ruled out as they were involved in honey trapping of IAF and BSF personel to extract our airbase deployments.

Tit for tat attack as some members suggested above should never going to solve this upcoming crisis, as elements in Pak army and ISI certainly drawing Indian security forces into escalatory response.


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