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Punjab, Haryana among many states put on alert

Officials said that in view of the attack, which comes after the terror strike in July last in Dina Nagar town in adjoining Gurdaspur district, security had been beefed up across the state and along its borders with neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir.

Additional Police and other security personnel had been deployed around vital installations and key public places in the State.

Police had set up check points and intensified checking of vehicles. An alert has also been sounded in neighbouring Haryana and the common capital of both the States Union Territory Chandigarh.

Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists from Pakistan attacked an Air Force base in Pathankot, killing two air personnel while four terrorists were killed in an operation that lasted more than five hours.

Besides Punjab and Haryana, high alert was also issued in many other states.  Odisha police issued high alert in different defence establishments and airport in the state following the terror attack at Pathankot Air Force base in which five terrorists were killed. 

“We have issued high alert in the state, specially in defence establishments and airport,” Director general of police (DGP) B K Singh told reporters here adding that the security arrangements have been reinforced at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA).

Gujarat Police has issued an alert and cops have been asked to take necessary steps to keep a check on suspicious activities, in the wake of the terror attack at the an Air Force base in the north Indian state of Punjab.

Three security personnel including a Garud commando of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed while four terrorists were eliminated.

Security in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir especially the air force installations and the Indo-Pak border has been beefed up. Security measures were stepped up at the Air Force Station and the civil airport in Jodhpur.  

Jodhpur Air Force Station and the civil airport are strategically important due to its proximity to the Indo-Pak border.
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