Ghulam Nabi Azad Accuses Pakistan Of Abetting Pathankot Attack

, 12:05 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Condemning the terror attack on the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today accused Pakistan of “abetting” the attack and also questioned the “consistently inconsistent” Pakistan policy being pursued by NDA government.

“It’s a cowardly act of enemies of peace and humanity which are aided and abetted from the soil of Pakistan, and our security forces are capable enough to respond adequately and appropriately,” Mr Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, said in a statement.

He further said though the time is not opportune to comment on the flip-flops and weak-kneed Pakistan policy of the NDA government, as our security forces are battling the terrorist assault at Pathankot airbase launched by anti-India forces from across the border, there remains a dire need to revisit the “wishy washy” and “consistently inconsistent” Pakistan policy being pursued by NDA government.

Mr Azad called the attack dastardly and gruesome and said the act has been carried out by Pakistan-backed terrorists at the Pathankot air base in Punjab.

Coming down heavily on Pakistan and its “terror sponsoring” network, Mr Azad said such “dastardly acts” are not going to “cow us down or shake our resolve as a nation to combat and counter the evil designs of terror spreading networks.”

Expressing condolence to the families of the martyred soldiers, Mr Azad said, “As the nation mourns the martyrdom of the brave soldiers, I stand in solidarity with the bereaved families in their hour of grief.”