India Pakistan High Readiness Alert Continues
Ministry of Defence Press releases indicated that 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. 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/Exit points located along Indo-Pak airspace boundary are still closed.
Another release also indicated that after visiting the forward locations along the Line of Control in J&K and International Border in Jammu region, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visited forward areas along the International Border in Rajasthan. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited forward location of Barmer & Suratgarh Sectors to review the operational deployment and preparedness of the forces. During the visit, the COAS was briefed and updated on the current operational situation, prevailing security scenarios and preparedness of the formations.
The COAS expressed his complete confidence in the capabilities of the Indian Army to thwart any nefarious Pakistan design to destabilise any situation. He praised high state of morale of troops and instructed them to remain prepared for all eventualities in close coordination with the Air Force.