A day after UN Security Council closed-door consultation, New Delhi has issued a high alert status to the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region in the wake of intelligence input on a terror strike. All the three forces based in the valley- Indian Army, Air Force, and paramilitary security forces’ are directed to stay vigilant against possible attacks.
According to official reports, Pakistan-backed terrorist groups are expected to reiterate using force against India’s revocation of special status to J&K and reorganisation of the borders.
The order comes in view of Pakistan’s upscaled ceasefire violations in the Line of Control (LoC) and initiation of other disturbances in the region in last few days.
Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh on Independence day address indicated that the ceasefire violations are acting as a cover for Pakistan’s terror outfits to infiltrate into the region.
Ever since the Centre denounced Article 370 and 35A scraping Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, the Army chief has frequently visited the Valley to review the security situation.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has also been camping in the region since August 5 to gauge the situation on ground zero.
(With inputs from ANI)