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Defence Bases Along Pak Border Continue To Be On High Alert

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NEW DELHI: Defence installations located along the India-Pakistan border continue to be put on high alert as they are the prime targets of Pakistan-based terrorist organisations following the attack on Pathankot air base.

A high-level meeting, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, today reviewed the security situation in the country and steps taken to foil any more terror strike in general and on the defence installations in particular.

Official sources said since intelligence inputs suggest possibility of further terror attacks by groups like Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba, all sensitive locations and Army and Air Force located along the India-Pakistan border have been put on high alert.

Instruction has been given to tighten the security in all such installations, sources said.

They said the Home Minister favoured better coordination among various security and intelligence agencies to facilitate uninterrupted flow of actionable information on real time basis.

In a pre-dawn attack, a group of heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists, believed to be belonging to JeM, attacked the Pathankot air base on January 2 killing seven security personnel. Six terrorists were also killed in the incident.

The terrorists were said to have crossed the India-Pakistan border in Punjab and reached the strategically crucial air base and carried out the attack.

PTI

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