Intelligence warns of suicide attacks by Jaish-e-Mohammad on IAF Bases; orange alert sounded

With intelligence reports on the chances of suicide attacks by Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has placed its airbases on orange alert. The report says that there are possibilities of suicidal terror attack on them in and around Jammu and Kashmir.

According to government reports, intelligence agencies have issued warning against a module of eight to 10 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who will possibly try to carry out a suicidal attack against air bases in and around areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

An orange alert has been sounded for Srinagar, Avantipur, Jammu, Pathankot, Hindan airbases after the monitoring of the terrorists’ movements by the intelligence agencies.

The orange alert is the second-highest level of alert second only to Red alert which, if issued, would entail closing of schools and restriction on movements in airbases.
Senior officers are reviewing security arrangements round the clock to tackle the threat, sources said.

This came two days after Army chief Bipin Rawat said Balakot terrorists’ camp in Pakistan, which was destroyed by the IAF in February, had been reactivated to send terrorists across the border in India in the backdrop of heightened tension between India and Pakistan over the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.