CPI urges India, Pakistan not to fall into trap of terror outfits

Saturday, Jan 2, 2016,15:32 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | CPI today condemned the attack on Pathankot air base and urged both India and Pakistan not to fall into the trap of provocation by terror outfits by derailing peace talks between them in the wake of the attack. We strongly condemn the attack. It happened after the Prime Minister’s visit to Pakistan.

This appears to be an attempt by terror outfits to derail any dialogue process and initiative taken by both the countries. Both the countries should not fall into the trap of provocation of the terror outfits who must be given a strong message that they cannot derail the dialogue process, CPI national secretary D Raja said.

The Rajya Sabha member also demanded that New Delhi take up the issue with Islamabad and push for action against the ones responsible for the attack. The Government of India must take up the issue with Pakistan Government demanding action against the terrorists, Raja added.

In a pre-dawn attack, a group of heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists, suspected to belong to Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, struck at an Air Force base here in Punjab, leading to a fierce gun battle in which three security personnel were killed along with four attackers.

The terrorists, who struck just a week after Modi’s unscheduled visit to Lahore, could not, however, penetrate defence cordon at the Air base which is located close to the border with Pakistan as they met with effective response from the security forces, police and security officials said.