Shoot-at-sight ordered at all airbases

New Delhi: A Shoot-at-sight order against intruders at all airbases in the western sector has been ordered after Panthkot attack, as per media reports on Wednesday.

‘Shoot at sight’ order has been issued for unauthorised trespassers at western Command airbases, ANI quoted MoD sources as saying.

It also quoted Defence Ministry sources as saying that all western command airbases were on high alert.

Reports also said that security had been strengthened and regular exercises with Army and Central Para-Military Forces (CPMF) quick reaction team wasd being conducted.

Also, the government is likely to soon clear everything required for security system to secure periphery.

Security strengthened; regular exercises with Army &  Central Para Military Forces (CPMF) quick reaction team being conducted: MoD Sources

MoD sources added that IAF will provide protection to 54-55 large airbases which house strategic assets.

Meanwhile, Pakistan is seek more evidence from India to move forward, a source privy to the developments said today, days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promised to make the probe’s findings public soon.

“No headway has been made in the investigation of (the) Pathankot attack so far. The ball is back in India’s court again as we need more evidence to move forward in the probe,” the source told PTI.

The six-member Pakistan government’s team investigating the Pathankot airbase attack has written to the foreign ministry to seek more “leads” from India.

“The team has almost completed its investigation into the five cellphone numbers (allegedly used for making calls from Pakistan to India) provided by the Indian government. No further leads were found from these numbers because they were unregistered and had fake identities,” the source said, adding that the probe is not heading further.

“The team needs more evidence. We have written to the government to speak to India and apprise it of the situation and demand more evidence to move forward in the investigation here,” he said.


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