/ PM Modi gives Indian armed forces ‘free hand’ to act after Pakistan violates airspace

Zee News : Feb 28, 2019, 10:49 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a free hand to the three armed forces of the nation in a crucial security meeting on Wednesday. A high alert has been issued in the border areas due to the increasing tension on the Indo-Pak border. The chiefs of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force met the Prime Minister at his official residence and updated on the security situation after Pakistani aircraft violated Indian airspace

The chiefs of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force met the Prime Minister at his official residence and updated on the security situation after Pakistani aircraft violated Indian airspace and an Indian pilot was taken into custody by the neighbouring country, sources said. This is the second such meeting with the three chiefs in 24 hours. 

A high alert has been issued in the border areas due to the increasing tension on the Indo-Pak border. Apart from this, police and paramilitary forces are being alerted in all other major cities of the country. 

In fast-paced development on Wednesday, both India and Pakistan shot each other's warplanes following an unsuccessful attempt by the border nation to target Indian military installations in retaliatory strikes.