Indian Navy has reportedly put all its bases and warships on high alert in anticipation of a possible terror attack by Pakistan-backed terrorists after the Centre abrogated Article 370, that grants special status to the region, and the announcement to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.
The Parliament had on Tuesday approved a resolution to scrap Article 370 and passed a bill to split the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
The Pakistan government had condemned the abrogation of Article 370 saying that it will “exercise all possible options to counter it”.
In his first reaction to the revoking of Article 370, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had on Tuesday said that the Pakistan Army will go to any extent to fulfil its obligations towards the people of Kashmir.
“The military leadership fully supports the Pakistan government’s rejections of Indian actions regarding Kashmir and is prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfil obligations to the Kashmiri people,” said Bajwa after a meeting of the Corps Commanders Conference in General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi.
The meeting was held to review the country’s security situation in view of India’s withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and organising the state.
A statement by Pakistan Army’s Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, “Pakistan never recognised the sham Indian efforts to legalise its occupation of Jammu & Kashmir through article 370 or 35-A decades ago; efforts which have now been revoked by India itself.”
The Indian Forces are closely monitoring the activities of the Pakistan Army on the border.
Meanwhile, the Government has put Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on high alert in the wake of recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir and the Independence Day celebrations.
The Delhi airport operator on Wednesday requested flyers to reach the airport minimum three hours in advance for all domestic flights and four hours in advance for all international flights due to enhanced security arrangements.
It further informed that the entry to the meet and greet area will be closed from August 10 to August 20.
Earlier on Monday, the national capital was on high alert to ensure no untoward incident occurs after the Government decided to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
With the upcoming Independence Day celebrations, the police and security agencies are on an alert.
An advisory for remaining on a high alert mode was issued to all the security forces across the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) alert is based on general inputs analysed after any important event.