New Delhi, Aug 1: On January 3, 2016 a call at the Pathankot air base was intercepted. In the conversation, the handler is heard telling the terrorists, “Those non-believers have no idea whether there are 4 or 6 fighters (terrorists).” If one may recall there was utter confusion on the day that the Pathankot air base was attacked.
The confusion began when Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh announced that the attack was over and four terrorists were killed. However, a few hours later there was another message in which it was said that two more terrorists were holed up and the operation was still on.
The operation then went on for another 48 hours before it was declared complete.