Enemies of humanity carried out the attack in Pathankot, PM Narendra Modi says
MYSURU/PATHANKOT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said “enemies of humanity” who could not digest India’s progress carried out the attack in Pathankot. Modi assured that the defence forces had the strength to defeat “the evil designs of our enemy”.
“… our security forces did not let them succeed … proud of our jawans and security forces,” he said in Mysuru, referring to Pakistani terrorists’ pre-dawn strike at the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in Punjab.
The fierce gunbattle claimed the lives of three security men, while five infiltrators were killed, with the terror strike coming days after Modi’s surprise stopover in Lahore in signs of thawing of relations with Pakistan.
“Today, enemies of humanity who can’t see India progress tried to strike at our strategic area, a prominent airbase at Pathankot. I appreciate our armed forces and thank them for foiling our enemy’s attempt,” Modi said, adding “our security forces did not let them succeed.” “I want to assure our countrymen that our armed forces have the strength to defeat the evil designs of our enemy,” he said.
Congratulating the armed forces “who are always ready to protect the country”, he said if the country speaks out with unity, the “hopes of our enemies will get destroyed”