Jaipur: Security has been tightened in Rajasthan along the country’s border with Pakistan after India’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control, official sources said on Thursday.
“Troops in Rajasthan are in a state of high alertness and preparedness to meet any eventuality,” army sources told IANS.
A high-level meeting was called by Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria with senior security and state government officials on Thursday.
“The meeting was called to review the situation on the border,” a state government official said, adding that villagers living near the border in Rajasthan are not being evacuated at present.
“We are closely monitoring the situation and, in case of any emergency or any eventuality, we will review it,” the official added.
Patrolling has been increased along the border, especially during night hours, and police asked to step up search operations in villages and hamlets and keep an eye on suspicious persons or activities.
Eleven days after a terror attack killed 18 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri, India carried out “surgical strikes” on terrorist launch pads across the LoC, inflicting massive casualties and dramatically heightening tensions in the region.