Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Pathankot on Saturday morning to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of the terror attack at the air base last Saturday.
He is likely to conduct an aerial survey of Punjab’s border areas and address the soldiers at the air force base.
Security had been tightened ahead of the PM’s visit in the morning and there was a large media presence awaiting the PM’s arrival.
Security forces had declared the sprawling Air Force station fully sanitised on Friday after a massive combing operation spanning over three days.
“The combing operation at the Air Force station is over,” a senior IAF official said, adding the entire area has been sanitised.
Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists carried out the attack at the Pathankot air base last Saturday. The siege continued for three days ending with the security forces killing all the six terrorists. Seven security personnel were also martyred in the operation.