Pathankot district has been placed on a high alert after two explosive-laden drones crashed into the Air Force station in Jammu last night. SSP Surendra Lamba said all vital installation, including the ammunition depot, Mamun cantonment and the Air Force station had been provided with extra security cover.
Gurdaspur SSP Nanak Singh said security had been beefed up in all border villages of this district. Recently, MP Sunny Deol had urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to establish an NSG centre in the city.
The police have reasons to be on alert as the local air force station had come under a fierce attack from four Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists on January 2, 2016. Later, all four insurgents were killed by NSG commandos who were specially flown in from New Delhi on the intervening night of January 1 and 2.