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IAF in high state of preparedness to proactively engage any perceived threat

ANI | Updated: Mar 07, 2019 19:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 7 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in a high state of preparedness to proactively engage any perceived threat in the present security scenario, said officials on Thursday. 
"The Indian Air Force is in a high state of preparedness to proactively engage any perceived threat in the present security scenario. A strict vigil in the skies to detect and thwart any act of aggression from Pakistan Air Force is being maintained," the officials said.
"As per NOTAM No. A0234/19 issued by CAA Pakistan, it has opened their airspace with Oman, Iran, Afghanistan and China only. The eleven Entry and Exit points located along Indo-Pak airspace boundary are still closed," they added.
Tensions have been high between India and Pakistan after 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, the responsibility of which has been claimed by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Following this, the Indian Air Force carried out anti-terror strikes at a JeM terror training camp in Pakistan's Balakot last week, in which a large number of terrorists were killed, according to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
There is mounting international pressure on Pakistan to cease providing support and a safe haven to terrorists and terror outfits in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

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