CHANDIGARH, January 2: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today condemned the terrorist attack on the Airforce base in Pathankot.
He also paid glowing tributes to the airforce personnel who were martyred while fighting the terrorists.
“It is a clear attempt by rogue elements in Pakistan at subverting and sabotaging the peace process the two countries (India and Pakistan) are looking forward to which must not be allowed at any cost”, he said in a statement while adding, “it is the responsibility of Pakistan government to identify such elements and deal with them with a firm hand”.
The former Chief Minister said it reminded of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s visit to Lahore, while Pakistani army was planning an attack on Kargil. “I hope it is not the repeat of what happened after Lahore bus journey”, he observed while pointing out the attack has taken place only after a few days of Prime Minister Modi’s Lahore sojourn.
He said while the peace process should continue, India at the same time must not lower its guard. “We can’t allow our people, soldiers and police personnel to be killed by the militants from across the border and Pakistan needs to own up the responsibility and deal with such elements firmly”, he asserted adding, they know where the problem lies and they must resolve it.
Capt Amarinder while paying tributes to those martyred while dealing with the terrorists saluted them for their bravery. “While we grieve your loss to the nation, at the same time the entire nation is proud of you for the exemplary valour and courage you have shown today by killing the terrorists and the nation will always remember your great sacrifice”, he said.