Pathankot, 02 January, 2016.Two IAF personnel and four terrorists have been killed in a fierce gun battle between a team of 50 commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) leading the fight and the militants inside the domestic area of Pathankot Airforce Station, since 3.30 AM.
The NSG commandos were flown to Pathankot on 01 January night post the abduction and thrashing of Gurdaspur SP (headquarters) Salwinder Singh. The Army and Air Force have launched a major operation to neutralise the attack, including the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Pathankot is MiG-21 Bison base of the Indian Air Force.
The attack has supposedly Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists behind it, though as of now no formal claims have been made.