War clouds over Punjab border: Sorties by fighter jets, army convoys on move

(photo:  Reuters)
Chandigarh: The Indian Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Border Security Force (BSF) were put on high alert in Punjab and neighbouring states to counter any escalation of the situation following the the Indian Army's surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) onThursday. India is expecting a retaliatory strike by Pakistan. 

IAF fighter jets carried out sorties over some parts of Punjab as a preventive measure. The IAF also has been put on high alert with forward air bases on the western front in full preparedness. The IAF bases in the region include Halwara and Adampur (both in Punjab), Ambala (in Haryana) and Hindon (near Delhi).

Army convoys, carrying artillery guns, could be seen moving towards the border belt in Punjab in preparation to thwart any retaliatory move from Pakistan for the LoC strike. (Agencies)