New Delhi, Oct 1: "Use full force to guard our borders"- was the message that the Home Ministry sent out to the Border Security Force. Following the surgical strike, the borders have been put under high alert and several villages too have been evacuated [Amid tensions, 10,000 villagers evacuated from border villages in Jammu].
Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting to review the security situation and the scenario along the borders was discussed.
While telling the BSF to maintain high alert, the government has also said that any cease fire violations must be dealt with strongly. "Use full force if they resort to any violation," the BSF has also been told by the Ministry for Home Affairs.
The Home Ministry in an advisory issued on Friday had also said that the month of October will be a crucial one and hence all cities across the country must be on high alert.
In the advisory, the ministry had asked all states to remain vigilant during the upcoming festive season. The adivisory also asked all metros to stay vigilant for the next 30 days.
The advisory has been issued following the surgical strike that India carried out across the Line of Control. There has been a heightened alert along the border areas. Several villages have already been evacuated along the border as a precautionary measure.
On Thursday, the Intelligence Bureau had also warned that a desperate Pakistan which is pushed to the wall may try and retaliate. Pakistan is likely to sponsor a series of attacks on India, intelligence bureau officials had warned.
While there is already heightened alert along the border areas, officials warn that Pakistan may try and engineer a strike in a major city as well.