The police have arrested a man who was trying to sneak into Air Force premises in Delhi's Cantonment area on Friday morning, reported news agency ANI. According to the police, IAF officials from Brar Square, Delhi Cantonment informed them that they have arrested a man who was trying to enter the official premises of the Air Force. Following this, the Delhi police reached the spot and arrested him.
The intruder was interrogated jointly by the police and IAF officials before being sent to the hospital for medical examination. Further details regarding the purpose and other details were yet to come out.
The incident came days after Indian Air Force conducted areal strikes on a major JeM camp in Pakistan, killing over 300 terrorists. Following the IAF strike, intelligence agencies have issued an alert and security at all the military installations across the country was increased. Indian Air Force had also put on high alert all air defence systems along the international border and LoC to respond to any possible action by Pakistan Air Force.
The security of military establishment has been a challenge for India with several incidents of trespassing taken place in the past. In 2016, terrorists had stormed Pathankot Air Force Station, killing six soldiers. The attackers were wearing Army fatigues and reportedly carried out a recce of the airbase before the attack.