Airports in five states -- Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Delhi -- have been put on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of a possible attack following the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army. Detailed warnings have also been sent to 22 airports across India and authorities have implemented high security measures.
The Civil Aviation Security Bureau has written to the police chiefs in each state, the CISF or paramilitary force guarding the airports and the state-run as well as private airlines warning them of the security threat, NDTV reported.
Baggage will be subjected to detailed checks, while parking lots and loading areas will be supervised more carefully.
"Security measures at vital airports have been stepped up....put on a high alert," CISF Director General OP Singh told the Press Trust of India (PTI).
Counter-sabotage teams, bomb squads and commando teams have been directed to be extra-vigilant to tackle any possible terror strikes.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on security at the Line of Control (LoC) in the Valley. Intelligence agencies have warned of the presence of around 100 terrorists being prepped to cross the de-facto border before winter sets in and the routes into Kashmir are covered with snow.
Pakistan has carried out several ceasefire violations since the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes across the LoC killing two Pakistani soldiers and 38 terrorists on the night of September 28.
The army on Thursday killed three militants who tried to attack an army base in the Handwara town of Kupwara district in Kashmir. A huge cache of arms and ammunition, GPS, radio sets, maps and food and medical supplies bearing Pakistani markings were retrieved from the militants.
An Indian Army camp was attacked by terrorists in Janbazpora area of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night claiming the life of one BSF jawan while injuring another jawan and two army personnel. Two terrorists were also killed.