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India closely monitoring situation in Maldives; troops alerted

With The Alert, Southern Air Command Has Swung Into Action And Yalhanka Air Base In Bengaluru Has Been Asked To Be On High Alert. Troop Were Seen Gathering At The Air Base.

News Nation Bureau | Reported By : Yasir Mustaq | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 06 Feb 2018, 11:21:42 PM
India closely monitoring situation in Maldives, troops alerted (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Indian government has yet not decided their future course of action in Maldives internal  crisis but as per the sources in the Ministry of Defence Southern Air Command has been directed to be on standby.

If the Indian government decides to enter Maldives, special forces should be ready for operation.

With the alert, Southern Air Command has swung into action and Yalhanka Air Base in Bengaluru has been asked to be on high alert. Troop were seen gathering at the air base.

Yelhanka Air base is one of the main Air base in Southern India for transport of aircrafts and is closer to Maldives as well.

Ministry of External Affairs had already issued advisory to the citizens traveling to Maldives on Monday.


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First Published : 06 Feb 2018, 11:21:15 PM