No aircraft was moved out of the base: IAF

January 07, 2016 01:58 am | Updated September 22, 2016 10:28 pm IST - New Delhi:

The Indian Air Force asserted on Wednesday that the counter security operations at the Pathankot airbase during the terror strike was a well coordinated effort, and contrary to media reports, no aircraft was flown out of the base.

It said that on receipt of intelligence inputs of a likely attempt by terrorists to infiltrate military installations in Pathankot area, the Air Force Station Pathankot was put on high alert.

“Swift response by the station resulted in pinning down of the terrorists in a limited area, preventing their movement towards the sensitive zone,” the IAF said.

The statement added that flights operated to and from the airfield during this period.

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