India put on high alert, Rajnath reviews security

New Delhi: The ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory putting the entire nation on high alert. The alert follows inputs from various intelligence agencies following the surgical strikes by India in PoK. The alert is for next 30 days. Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh onFriday reviewed the security situation in the country, particularly along the border with Pakistan in states like Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, and directed central security organisations to be on high alert. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and top officials of security and intelligence agencies attended the review meeting.

During the hour-long meeting, Doval and others briefed the Home Minister about the situation along the border and steps taken to foil any Pakistani design.

"The Border Security Force (BSF) and other central police organisations functioning under the Home Ministry have been put on high alert along the India-Pakistan border," an official source later said. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) top brass have been asked to intensify security at all industrial units, airports and other locations wherever they are deployed, the source said. Rajnath Singh also met NDRF Director General R.K Pachnanda and NSG chief Sudhir Pratap Singh and discussed the general preparedness, sources said. (Agencies)