Pathankot attack: Nawaz Sharif calls Modi, ‘assures’ him ‘prompt & decisive action’


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday afternoon and “assured” him that his government would take “prompt and decisive action” against the terrorists who stormed an Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, Punjab.

A press statement by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that Modi “strongly emphasised the need” for Pakistan to “take firm and immediate action” against the perpetrators of the attack in which several Indian securiry personnel and six terrorists were killed.

The combing up operations continue in Pathankot.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a call this afternoon from Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif regarding the terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase,” said the MEA statement.

“Prime Minister Modi strongly emphasised the need for Pakistan to take firm and immediate action against the organizations and individuals responsible for and linked to the Pathankot terrorist attack. Specific and actionable information in this regard has been provided to Pakistan,” it said.

“Nawaz Sharif assured Modi that his government would take prompt and decisive action against the terrorists.”