The Indian Air Force has been asked to be on high alter in Jammu and Kashmir after India approved additional 25,000 troops to the volatile region. Earlier, the Indian Air Force has a face-off with Pakistani counterparts when India hit ‘what New Delhi called’ terror targets in Balakot, Pakistan.
“Airbases and military installations in Jammu have been asked to remain in every ready mode with additional deployment troops on borders and sensitive locations,” according to media reports
“Jammu Air Force station put on ultra alert since morning with drones hovering over and around air force station and Jammu’s only civil airport,” said a source to local media – Greater Kashmir
The source talking to local media added that many battalions of paramilitary forces have been deployed in Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Doda, Banihal and Ramban areas of Jammu in addition to extra deployed of Army and Border Security Force at the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC).
“Romeo, Delta and Uniform forces of Rashtriya Rifles and other regular units of Army deployed on Line of Control and hinterland have been asked to be prepared for any situation,” the source maintained.
Meanwhile, the Rapid Action Force and paramilitary BSF have been moved in Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu to deal with any internal trouble, said the sources. Furthermore, a large number of security forces personnel have been provided at the disposal of district police in Jammu to strengthen the security grid in all sensitive areas.
Earlier, the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control (LoC), intruding from the Muzaffarabad sector in Pakistan administered Kashmir and bombed ‘terror’ hideouts. On February 26, 12 Mirages having taken off from multiple air bases crossed over into the Pakistani air space and reportedly carried out missile attacks on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The attacks carried out by the Indian Air Force, pilots had dropped five Spice 2000 bombs out of which four penetrated the rooftops of the building in which the terrorists were sleeping. The attacks were carried out at 3.30 AM and within a few minutes after dropping the bombs on their designated targets, the Indian Air Force planes returned to their bases.