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Air force bases in north India on high alert

Air force bases in north India on high alert

New Delhi: All major Indian Air Force bases in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab have been put on high alert following intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad is planning a suicide attack on one of the air force bases in the region.

Sources privy to the development said, on condition of anonymity, that the suicide attack is likely to be carried out by a Jaish module comprising ten terrorists.

As a precautionary measure, the Indian Air Force has alerted its airbases in Srinagar, Awantipur, Jammu, Pathankot, and Hindan (near Ghaziabad, UP). The air force has sounded an 'orange alert' and asked senior officers to review security arrangements at their respective locations.

According to intelligence sources, Jaish-e-Mohammad is trying to use its cadres who are reportedly stationed close to the India-Pakistan border. "They would probably move to the Dhangu-Pathankot region in Punjab to collect money through wireless transfer. A part of this group could also be located in Jammu and Kashmir," sources said.

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