IAF issues shoot-at-sight orders against intruders in Western Sector

  • IAF issues shoot-at-sight orders against intruders in Western Sector
04-02-2016 , :: . |

Indian Air Force has issued shoot-at-sight orders against anyone attempting to scale the walls of the bases under sensitive Western Air Command in the backdrop of the terror attack on Pathankot air base in Punjab.

A senior IAF official said the IAF has also urged the government to clear a comprehensive security proposal with an estimated cost of nearly 8,000 crore rupees for its 54 airbases across in the country.

The official said, the IAF audit that followed the attack did not find major lapses in the security of the Pathankot station. But he said that based on the findings of the audit, the IAF has urged the government to take steps to curb encroachments along the peripheral walls of air force stations besides seeking more guard commandos to respond to future situations like Pathankot.

Meanwhile, the IAF has also undertaken trimming of vegetation around the Pathankot base that may have been used by the terrorists for hiding. The special audit of the Pathankot station was carried out by two teams under the control of Directorate of Air Staff Inspection, based on the Chief of Air Staff’s orders.

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