The abduction put the northern state on alert and prompted a search of the Pathankot Indian air force base when gunmen infiltrated the area.
The air force base is close to the India-Pakistan border, which has resulted in some officials pointing the finger at the Pakistan-based Islamist terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad.
India and Pakistan haven't been on the best terms historically, and some hoped a recent visit with the two prime ministers in Pakistan would rekindle ties.
Pakistan was quick to resist claims of the terrorists being Pakistani. But Indian police are investigating phone calls made to Pakistan from the gunmen. (Video via Times Now)
Authorities say the goal of the alleged terrorists was to destroy key parts of the base. (Video via NDTV)