Documentary on Pathankot attack

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Pathankot attack

Special Operations India: Pathankot, a documentary, will recreate Indias 2015 counter terrorist operation at Pathankot air base.

The hour-long documentary, presented by History TV18 to be aired on June 25, will showcase true events which took place on New Year’s Eve 2015 when a group of terrorists from Pakistan set into motion a plan to attack the Indian Air Force Station at Pathankot, Punjab.

Their objective was to destroy defence assets and kill as many Indian citizens as possible, read a statement.

The documentary is the third film in the Special Operations India limited series, which earlier saw one documentary about India’s surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and another on Indian Special Forces action on insurgent camps in Myanmar.

Avinash Kaul, chief operating officer, Network18 and managing director at A+E Networks TV18, said, “Special Operations India: Pathankot is yet another example of our commitment to showcase inspiring true stories of valour and sacrifice.”

The story is pieced together with new findings and first-hand accounts of the men who fought to protect India’s frontline air base.

It will feature Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor to the Indian government, Air Marshal S.B. Deo, Vice Chief of Air Staff, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, defence analyst and author Nitin Gokhale, who will give insights into what happened and how.