Pathankot: It seems the Central government and the Indian Air Force (IAF) are not ready to take any chance in ensuring total security of the country’s one of the largest air bases at Pathankot for which shoot-at- sight order was issued on Thursday. The state police and the Border Security Force (BSF) also conducted flag march in border districts. Well-paced sources said that security had been beefed up following intelligence inputs about the possible terror attacks.
According to senior police official, security agencies have received ‘credible intelligence inputs’ following which they had put up the posters declaring shoot-at-sight orders on the peripheral walls of the station. “BSF and Punjab Police conducted a five-hour-long joint flag march in border villages on Thursday to instill confidence among people,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rakesh Kaushal.
“These measures were being taken to dispel any fears locals might have,” he said. SSP said vigil at the border, especially in 20 villages located near the zero line, has been increased. “I requested the Army and BSF to help us sanitise the area. Fifteen vehicles were pressed into service, which covered 20 villages identified as most sensitive,” he said.
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