The Pathankot air base has been placed under high alert. Search operations are underway following an alert. Search operations around the 4 kilometre radius was launched following an alert of a possible strike.This is the second time that such an alert has been issued in case of the air base.
In September 2016, a high alert was issued after suspicious looking men were spotted around the air base. However it turned out to be a false alarm. The Pathankot airbase had been in the news after terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad had carried out an attack in 2015.
Following the attack security had been stepped up. Intelligence reports have often suggested that the airbase is always under the radar of Pakistan based terrorists.