IAF LoC violation retaliation: High Alert issued in Indian states neighbouring Pakistan

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IAF LoC violation retaliation: High Alert issued in Indian states neighbouring Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - In the aftermath of the violation of IAF early on Tuesday morning, the bordering states of Indian Punjab, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have been put on high alert.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his country would respond to what he described as "uncalled-for aggression" and asked his compatriots to prepare for "all eventualities".

"[The] PM has directed that elements of national power including the Armed Forces and the people of Pakistan to remain prepared [sic] for all eventualities," said a statement posted by Khan.

Gujrat authorities have issued high alert in wake of threat from Pakistan.

Six districts in Punjab - Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Fazilka - have been put on high alert.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told ANI, "Punjab is on alert and I will be touring bordering areas tomorrow. We are ready for any eventuality. I told the Union Home Minister that if there is anything that Punjab can do we are there to for the defence of our country."

The chief minister reviewed the situation at a high-level meeting with the top brass of the police and civil administration and decided to stay in the sensitive border area for onground assessment of the situation.

He will leave for Pathankot on Wednesday morning and travel by road to villages in border areas of the district and Amritsar, where he will stay the night.