Mumbai on high alert after India-Pakistan air strikes; government asks schools to exercise caution

In the wake of air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, the Maharashtra government has called for office bearers of the School & Co. Bus Owner's Association to ensure the safety of schoolchildren keeping the prevailing situation in mind.

Asian News International February 27, 2019 16:17:45 IST
Mumbai on high alert after India-Pakistan air strikes; government asks schools to exercise caution
  • The state government has asked the School and Co Bus Owner's Association to ensure the safety of schoolchildren

  • Vigilance and CCTV surveillance has been heightened in places like the airport, railway stations, and other key locations

  • Pakistan violated ceasefire in a number of places along the LoC

Mumbai: In the wake of air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, the Maharashtra government has called for office bearers of the School & Co. Bus Owner's Association to ensure the safety of schoolchildren keeping the prevailing situation in mind.

Mumbai on high alert after IndiaPakistan air strikes government asks schools to exercise caution

File image of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. PTI

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state legislature that security has been tightened across the city and appealed to people to not panic.

After intelligence informed Mumbai police to be on high alert, the vigilance and CCTV surveillance has been increased in places like the airport, railway stations, and other key locations.

This comes hours after India carried out air strikes at a Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, eliminating a "large number" of terrorists, including top commanders, according to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.

The terror camp, located in a thick forest area atop a hill, was led by Ustad Gauri, brother-in-law of JeM chief Masood Azhar, Gokhale said, making a statement before the media, hours after the air strikes using Mirage 2000 were carried out.

In retaliation, Pakistan violated ceasefire in a number of places along the LoC. Heavy shelling was also reported in the region.

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