New Delhi: After the surgical strikes by commandoes of the Indian Special Forces across the LoC, the Narendra Modi government is expecting a retaliatory strike by Pakistan. To avoid causalities , the government has ordered the evacuation of all the villages with 10 kilometres of the international border.
The schools in the border villages have been closed, and leaves of doctors and medical staff in the hospitals of the area too have been cancelled.
Emergency ward of Civil Hospital in Pathankot being cleared in preparation for any eventuality
The Indian establishment expects the Pakistani strikes to happen in Rajasthan or Punjab.
BSF deployment along the border has been increased, Wagah and Hussaniwala borders have been closed. Beating Retreat ceremony at wagah too has been cancelled. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jaisalmer on Oct 7 to review the security and take inputs on the Pakistan military exercise being conducted along the international border near rajasthan.