Gujarat on ‘High Alert’ After Pak Drone Gets Shot Down in Kutch

Gujarat’s DGP Shivanand Jha cancelled a conference on crime-related issues scheduled at Police Bhavan, Gandhinagar.

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Debris of the destroyed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). 

Gujarat police on Tuesday, 26 February, issued a "high alert" across the state following India's preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) biggest terror camp in Pakistan.

Gujarat's Director General of Police Shivanand Jha cancelled a conference on crime-related issues scheduled at the Police Bhavan in Gandhinagar and asked all officers to return to their respective headquarters in view of the alert sounded in the state.

“In view of the action on terrorists across the border by IAF, all establishments have been put on high alert. The conference scheduled for today at this office stands cancelled and all officials are requested to return to their headquarters.”
Message from DGP’s office to the district headquarters 

Earlier in the day, a Pakistani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down near the International Border in Kutch district of Gujarat. Debris of the UAV was seen near Nundhatad village in Abdasa taluka of Kutch.

In a swift and precise air strike following the Pulwama attack, India bombed and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp in Pakistan early Tuesday, killing a "very large number" of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders, officials said.

The operation, described as a non-military, preemptive strike, was welcomed by the entire political spectrum and military experts who had been advocating retribution after the attack on a CRPF convoy on 14 February in Pulwama.

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