A close watch on air space with the help of additional defence equipment has also been kept by QRT. Security in and around defence air strips has been tightened. IAF sources said security around places of strategic importance has been stepped up. More radars and QRTs have been deployed along the India-Pakistan border.
IAF had initiated these measures to strengthen its air defence to face any eventuality at a short notice. Radars have been put on high alert along with additional hangars and runways ready. Surveillance is is being maintained to keep a watch on any suspected movements along the border, sources said.
Air commandos have been deployed to ward off any possible retaliatory attack. Adding the entire border and its adjoining areas have been sanitised and the security situation reviewed.
The commandos have also been deployed at borders (mainly at air-strips) in Jaisalmer, Uttarlai (Barmer) and Bhuj (Gujarat).
"Runways, hangars, main roads, ammunition stores and other sensitive places have been provided with additional cover. Sophisticated radars are installed at a few air bases and we are keeping watch on each and every cross-border activity," said an IAF personnel. "Entry of unauthorised persons in defence areas has been prohibited and people's movement in the surrounding areas is being watched," he said.
Indian forces were on regular firing exercises at locations like Lathi Firing Range in Jaisalmer, Mahsan in Bikaner, Suratgarh and Ganganagar.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)