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Indian Navy on high alert after revocation of Article 370, 35A in Jammu and Kashmir: Sources

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 August 2019, 03:09 PM
Indian Navy on high alert (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Indian Navy on high alert (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Indian Navy has put all its bases and warships on high alert in anticipation of a possible terror strike following the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir. It is to be noted that the precautionary move comes days after the Indian government-led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the bifurcation of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Also, the Article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution were removed.

In a tweet, the news agency ANI quoted the sources as saying, “Indian Navy puts all its bases and warships on high alert. Measures taken after Article 370 was revoked by the government and also due to possibility of Pakistan-backed terrorists carrying out any attack.”

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In the meantime, Hindustan Times quoted a senior official as saying that the Indian Navy Navy is on high alert in anticipation of a possible terror strike through 7514 km coastline. “We are on a state of heightened alert on the eastern and western seaboards,” the official said.

The official further said, “Surveillance radars along the coast and assets have been positioned at critical points to keep a watch.”

It is to be noted that the Indian intelligence has reported movement of terrorist like Rauf Azhgar, brother of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed Masood Azhar, to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in recent days. The Indian intelligence reports further suggest that JeM is planning for fidayeen attacks in India. Reportedly, JeM terrorists have been asked whether to kill, or die. The intelligence agencies have also warned about a possible terror attack in the hinterland outside of J&K.

Recently, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has put as many as 19 airports of India on high alert. The alert was issued for airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Imphal, Chennai, Kolkata, Amritsar, Thiruvananthapuram, Raipur, Jaipur, Lucknow, Srinagar, Patna, Guwahati, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Dehradun and Ahmedabad.

On the other hand, irked by the move of Indian government over Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan government has announced to approach the United Nation against scrapping of the special provisions. In addition to downgrading dimplomatic ties with India, Pakistan has 'permanently' closed the bi-weekly Samjhauta Express train service. It has further banned the screening of Bollywood movies.

First Published: Friday, August 09, 2019 02:46 PM
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