High alert sounded in Gujarat after IAF conducts strike

Indian air force, Mirage 2000, Balakot attack
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Following the intelligence lead operation in the early hours today, as per Ministry of Home Affairs, Indian Air Force struck multiple locations under the administration of Pakistan, including Balakot, targeting Jaish-e-Mohammad training camps, a high alert has been sounded in Gujarat, reported The Hindu

The State DGP Shivanand Jha has asked at the SPs & range IGs to remain stationed at their respective headquarters. “Three border districts — Patan, Banaskantha and Kutch in particular — have been put on alert, with the Indian Air Force on high alert at its air defense systems across the western border with Pakistan. Coastal districts have also put on alert,” DGP Mr. Jha said.


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