The Union home ministry on Tuesday directed the Punjab government to submit a report over the Pathankot Air Force Base attack within 24 hours.
Earlier, the MHA had sought a report from the Border Security Force demanding an explanation as to how the terrorist managed to sneak across the border carry out a full-fledged terror attack on a military base.
The operation against the terrorists at the air base entered its fourth day on Tuesday as security forces continue to carry out combing operation to smoke out any remaining terrorist.
Six terrorists have been killed so far but since uncertainty reigns over the number of infiltrators, operations are expected to continue until the base is declared safe.
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar left for Pathankot to take stock of the current situation and he was accompanied by Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal Arup Raha and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag.
Earlier on Monday, the National Investigation Agency team reached Pathankot to carry forward its probe of the three cases lodged in connection with the ongoing terror attack.
The NIA had registered three cases at local police stations in Punjab on Monday to probe the ‘conspiracy’ angle behind the attack.