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Amid Indo-Pak tensions, Indian railways issues security alert across network

Indian Railways Has Issued A Security Alert Across Its Network In View Of The Escalating Tension With Pakistan, A Senior Official Of The Railway Protection Force Said On Wednesday

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 27 Feb 2019, 04:15:48 PM
Security has been beefed up on board all trains operating in border areas and on railway premises

New Delhi:

Indian Railways has issued a security alert across its network in view of the escalating tension with Pakistan, a senior official of the Railway Protection Force said on Wednesday. Security has been beefed up on board all trains operating in border areas and on railway premises, he said. "We have issued an alert to all General Managers of zones in view of the prevailing security scenario. All trains to the mainland and valley in Jammu and Kashmir have additional security personnel on board. We have also identified specific targets related to railways and have beefed up security there," RPF DG, Arun Kumar told news agency PTI.

He also said that no trains to Jammu and Kashmir have been cancelled so far.

India shot down Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 fighter jet after an airspace violation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector on Wednesday morning. The fighter jet was shot down in Indian retaliatory fire 3 KM within Pakistan territory in Lam valley, Nowshera sector, news agency ANI. The latest development comes amid reports of Pakistan violating airspace in the Rajouri district. According to news agency PTI, "The jets entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning." The Pakistani jet was immediately pushed back by Indian planes on air patrol but not before dropping bombs. Nowshera is a border town in Jammu. 

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First Published : 27 Feb 2019, 03:31:57 PM