Most airbases have boundary walls but not every yard of these is monitored 24×7. Sentry posts are 300 to 400 metres apart. Electronic surveillance has come into in vogue but is still not employed across all airbases.
New Delhi/Mumbai/ Srinagar, Jan 25 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in the entire nation ahead of Republic Day celebrations. Various check-posts have been set up in the national capital. The security forces have been kept on high alert in regard to the celebrations as they continued checking and frisking vehicles. Security arrangements have tightened at the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. High alert has been issued in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in view of the recent Pathankot terror attack. Police personnel have been deployed in strength in the city, particularly around Bakshi Stadium, the venue for the main Republic Day parade in the Valley, to foil any attempts by militants.
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Welcoming the action taken by the Pakistan to punish the perpetrators of the Pathankot terror attack, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said India viewed the crackdown on the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist group as an important and positive first step. Swarup added that India will extend all necessary cooperation to the special investigating team of Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice.
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the rumours that Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar had been arrested by the Pakistani administration. He said that this was a serious issue and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the matter seriously. The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has said today that they have no information about Masood Azhar’s arrest in connection with the recent Pathankot terror attack.
Noida, 12 Jan (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that India should wait till the time Pakistan government takes action with respect to the Pathankot terror attack. Singh added that the Pakistan government has assured the Indian government of taking efficient action and added that India did not have any reason to doubt them.
Amritsar, Jan 12 (ANI): Rubbishing former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf's remark that India was overreacting on the Pathankot terror attack, Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that India will react as they are not superfluous who can be shot by the terrorists. Singh further stressed the need for continuation of talks between the two countries, saying regular communication is the only way to establish peace and stop terror attacks.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday reiterated that incidents such as the Pathankot terror attack would continue to take place till the time the terror groups and attackers are not made to feel the pain which they inflict on others. The Defence Minister, however, dodged the question on whether he thinks Pakistan would act upon the leads provided to them in wake of the Pathankot terror attack. Parrikar earlier said that he was deeply pained when a soldier lost his life.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police (SP) Salvinder Singh on Monday reached the National Investigating Agency (NIA) office for questioning in connection with the recent Pathankot terror attack. Salvinder's role has been under scanner since the day Pathankot air base was attacked. He alleged that he was abducted and later left unhurt by the terrorists.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Condemning the Pathankot terror attack, Defence Expert P. K. Sehgal on Saturday said that although the lip-service has been done, but the required follow up actions are still pending. He further elaborated that mere condemnation by Pakistan is no longer accepted by India and concrete action should be taken against the perpetrators. Sehgal added that despite having pre-information of a threat, the duration which the forces took to de-stabilise the terrorists is a shame for the country.
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): After meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said there was no failure on part of the local police in the recent Pathankot terror attack, and asked people to stop critisising the national forces. Talking about the ongoing investigation, Badal said both the state government and National investigating agency (NIA) are investigating every aspect and soon the culprit will be punished. Badal said there is a need to increase BSF deployment in Punjab along the border with Pakistan.
New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Amid speculations that the Foreign Secretary-level talks could be called off by New Delhi in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday put the ball in Pakistan's court and said the future course of action would be decided after Islamabad's response to actionable intelligence provided with regard to the fidayeen strike. Addressing the media, Swarup said the government's policy towards Pakistan is clear and consistent.