History TV18 to air Special Operations India: Pathankot

MUMBAI: Infotainment channel History TV18 will air the true story of counter terror operation at Pathankot Airbase on June 25 at 9pm.

Based on true events, the one hour documentary “Special Operations India: Pathankot” is the third film under the “Special Operations India” limited series. The first two documentaries featured India’s Surgical Strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and the Indian Special Forces action on insurgent camps in Myanmar.

The third documentary will feature how at Pathankot, the Garud Commando Force – the IAF’s first line of defence – along with the National Security Guard (NSG) – India’s elite federal contingency force – were called upon to neutralize the terrorist threat, in a counter terror operation on home soil. The documentary recreates the mission – to hunt down and eliminate the Fidayeen terrorists – in dramatic action sequences, with authenticity and little known facts.

The narrative follows India’s Garud and NSG Commandos in their mission to stop the suicide attackers. The story is pieced together, with new findings and first-hand accounts of the men, who fought to protect the airbase.

Ajit Doval – National Security Advisor to the Govt of India, Air Marshal S.B Deo – Vice Chief of Air Staff, Manohar Parrikar – Former Defence Minister, IAF Group Captain V. Badoni, Squadron Leader – Garud Commando Force, IAF Squadron Leader – Yashu Bhardwaj and Nitin Gokhale – Defence Analyst and Author, narrates the story in their own words, with rare insights.

TV18 COO Network18 and MD A+E Networks Avinash Kaul said, “Special Operations: India, Pathankot is yet another tale of valour showcasing the grit and mettle of the Indian Armed Forces. These India productions help add new dimension to our programming, by making high-voltage, contemporary stories come alive through first person narratives of people directly involved. Such shows, with stellar production values and new-age storytelling, have clearly established HISTORY TV18 as the leader in Factual Entertainment in India”