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Gujarat on ‘high alert’ after IAF’s pre-emptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammad camps in Pakistan

Ahmedabad: Gujarat police on Tuesday issued a "high alert" across the state following India's pre-emptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) biggest terror camp in Pakistan.

 Gujarat on ‘high alert’ after IAF’s pre-emptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammad camps in Pakistan

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Gujarat's Director General of Police Shivanand Jha cancelled a conference on crime-related issues scheduled at the Police Bhavan in Gandhinagar and asked all officers who had reached to attend it to return to their respective headquarters in view of the alert sounded in the state.

"In view of the action on terrorists across the border by IAF, all establishments have been put on high alert," a message from DGP's office to the district headquarters said. "The conference scheduled for today here at this office stands cancelled and all officials are requested to return to their headquarters," it added.

In a swift and precise air strike following the Pulwama attack, India bombed and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp in Pakistan early on Tuesday, killing a "very large number" of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders, officials said.

The operation, described as a non-military, pre-emptive strike, was welcomed by the entire political spectrum and military experts who had been advocating retribution after the 14 February suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama claimed by JeM.

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Updated Date: Feb 26, 2019 15:33:24 IST