The border areas of Punjab have been put on high alert following Monday’s terror attack at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district in which seven people were killed. Security forces on Tuesday carried out massive combing operations on the border, particularly along the river Ravi.
Sources said the Army has beefed up security at military installations bordering J&K, particularly at the Ammunition Depot in Unchi Bassi near Pathankot, as well as the military stations of Janglote, Basoli and the Army transit camp in Pathankot.
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The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen KJ Singh was reportedly briefed on the security situation today by the General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, as well as the General Officer Commanding of 29 Infantry Division based at Mamun near Pathankot.
A senior official said though there is no specific information about the presence of more militants in the area, they were leaving nothing to chance and would sanitise the entire area.
The Border Security Force (BSF) has also augmented deployment of forces along the International Border in Punjab and is working in tandem with the Punjab Police.
A high-level security review meeting was held in which senior officials of the Punjab Police, BSF and Intelligence Bureau took part.
The Punjab Police too has put all its police stations along the border on high alert. People of villages along the border belt have also been asked to keep a watch for any suspicious elements.