The Border Security Force (BSF) has issued a high alert in the India-Pakistan border, covering the entire 553 kilometer international border. The officials taking no chances of Taliban and Al Qaeda supporters carrying a sudden operative, security has been enhanced in Amritsar's Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport, Attari International Railway station and Attari land border.
Indian authorities are closely monitoring people entering India from Pakistan including passenger-profiling and are on the lookout for Pakistani nationals with terror motives. BSF Inspector General, Frontier, Himmat Singh has been quoted as saying, “We have increased the manpower and have asked the officers to move to border and guide the troops on possible threat from across the border."
The Indian state of Punjab has always been in the radar for Pak-based terrorists and has come under fire at least four times since July 2009. The BSF had retaliated with machine gun firing and mortar fire targeting Pakistan's KS Wala Border Outpost.
Himmat Singh also fears chances of a spillover effect by Pakistan based terrorist organizations over the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. He added, “It is wise to be on alert." Amritsar, Tarn Taran , Gurdaspur and Ferozpur are among the most vulnerable border districts due to its proximity to the international border. The Police commissioner PPS Sidhu commented that the police force have also been put on high alert near the border areas.