Chandigarh: According to the information given by the sources, following the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Border Security Force (BSF) were put on high alert in Punjab and neighbouring states to counter any escalation of the situation.
The IAF has been put on high alert with forward air bases on the western front in full preparedness. The IAF bases in the region include Halwara and Adampur (both in Punjab), Ambala (in Haryana) and Hindon (near Delhi). Air Force fighter jets carried out sorties over some parts of Punjab as a preventive measure.
Subsequent to the recent developments at the LoC, the International Border (IB) in the Punjab frontier is manned by the BSF which is on maximum alert.
Army units were also on high alert in Punjab. The army presence in Punjab is substantial, spread in Mamoon cantonment near Pathankot, the 11 Corps based in Jalandhar, the 10 Corps in Bathinda in southwest Punjab and army units in Ferozepur, Amritsar and other places.