22 Indian airports bordering Pakistan placed on high alert

22 Indian airports bordering Pakistan placed on high alert

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Twenty-two Indian airports across northern India have been placed on high alert over a possible terror attack in the coming days as tensions with neighbouring Pakistan rage on. This comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed by the national security adviser that more than 100 extremists are positioned near the border, waiting to enter the country, ibtimes,uk reported.All the airports in states bordering Pakistan — Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat — along with the facility in the national capital, New Delhi, have received orders to step up their security. Airport security and local police have been told to be vigilant.
Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif has said India’s ‘tyranny’ in Kashmir has reached its peak.
His comments have come at a time when the nuclear-armed neighbours are engaged in a war of words raising tensions in the region.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed by National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval that more than 100 extremists were positioned near the Line of Control on the Pakistani side to launch attacks on Indian soil. At a high-level meeting, which was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other top officials, the NSA also warned that the Pakistani military was providing security cover to more than a dozen alleged extremist bases.
Another report says, in order to make New Delhi’s claim stronger, the Indian armed forces have reportedly given their go ahead to the government to release the video footage of the surgical strikes that were carried out in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir. However, the footage will be released only after the Prime Minister’s Office takes the final decision regarding this.
According to an Economic Times report, top officials in the army want the Indian government to release the evidence which will answer those doubting the strikes.

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