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Special Ops India: History TV18 to present documentary on Pathankot airbase attack on June 25

The hour-long documentary will showcase true events of New Year’s Eve 2015, when a group of terrorists from Pakistan executed an attack on the Indian Air Force station at Pathankot, Punjab

india Updated: Jun 22, 2018 17:30 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai
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“Special Operations India: Pathankot”, a documentary, will recreate India’s 2015 counter-terrorism operation at Pathankot airbase.

The hour-long documentary, presented by History TV18 and 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 (POK) and another on Indian Special Forces action on insurgent camps in Myanmar.

Avinash Kaul, chief operating officer (COO) Network18 and managing director (MD) 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.”

“Such Indian productions add a new dimension to our programming, making high-voltage, contemporary stories come alive through first person narratives of the people directly involved,” he said.

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

It will feature National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Air Marshal SB Deo, Vice-Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS), former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, force commander of National Security Guard (identity undisclosed), Indian Air Force group captain V Badoni, squadron leader Garud Commando Force (identity undisclosed), Indian Air Force squadron leader Yashu Bhardwaj and Defence analyst and author Nitin Gokhale, who will give insights into what happened and how.

First Published: Jun 22, 2018 16:48 IST