IAF bases on high alert over terror attack
The Indian Air Force has placed its airbases on orange alert based on intelligence inputs about a possible suicidal terror attack on them in and around Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has placed its airbases on orange alert based on intelligence inputs about a possible suicidal terror attack on them in and around Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval are their prime targets.The Home Ministry has put out an alert to all states following a threat naming 30 major cities.
According to top sources in the government, intelligence agencies have issued warning against a module of eight to 10 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists who will possibly try to carry out a suicidal attack against air bases in and around Jammu and Kashmir.
An orange alert has been sounded for Srinagar, Avantipur, Jammu, Pathankot, Hindan airbases after the monitoring of the terrorists' movements by the intelligence agencies.
China-made drones, capable of carrying a 10 kg payload each, made at least eight sorties this month to drop weapons, counterfeit currency and communications equipment across the heavily-guarded international border in once-militant hotbed Punjab, an intelligence official said on Wednesday. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said Indian security forces were fully prepared to meet the situation.