Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Briefs Cabinet On Pathankot Terror Attack

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Briefs Cabinet On Pathankot Terror Attack

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar arrives for a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi. (Press Trust of India photo)

New Delhi:  Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today briefed the Union Cabinet about the terror strike on Pathankot air base and informed them that evidence that has been collected from the slain terrorists will be shared with agencies concerned.

It is also understood that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj briefed the meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, about the discussion between Pakistan National Security Advisor General Naseer Khan Janjua and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on the terror attack carried out by Pakistani terrorists.

During the nearly one-and-a-half-hour-long meeting, Parrikar is learnt to have told his Cabinet colleagues that certain evidence has been collected from the slain terrorists and it would be shared with agencies concerned.

There was no word on whether the issue of proposed Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan scheduled to be held in Islamabad on January 15 came up at the meeting.

Combing operations are underway to sanitise the air base that was under siege for four days after terrorists struck the forward installation.

Seven security personnel and six terrorists have been killed in the attack.

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