Attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot near Pakistan border : Modi asks Nawaz to take ‘quick action’


NEW DELHI/COLOMBO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday to take ‘firm and immediate action’ against those behind an attack on an Indian Air Force base that left seven soldiers dead.

Modi’s office said New Delhi had given Islamabad ‘specific and actionable information’ on the audacious attack, which came just days after a landmark visit to Pakistan by the Indian premier raised hopes of improved relations. In a statement, Modi’s office said PM Nawaz Sharif had telephoned him to discuss the attack on the Pathankot base in the northern state of Punjab near the border with Pakistan.