In light of the recent attack against the terror camps in Pakistan, by the Indian Air Force (IAF), Goa Police has decided to heighten the security in the state. On Tuesday, The Goa Police Department issued an order to increase security and vigil near the important installations in the state.
According to Herald Goa, A note circulated among senior officers has directed police station heads to remain at their respective areas and carry out night patrolling with maximum staff.
The Police have heightened security around vital defense and civilian installations, including Dabolim airport, as a precautionary move after Tuesday’s air strike.
A notice issued by Inspector General of Police Jaspal Singh states, “In view of today’s wee hours anti-terrorist operations by Indian Air Force in PoK area, maximum alert needs to be maintained around the vital installations particularly naval establishments, Dabolim airport, establishments of Indian army and other defense installations if any,”
The Order also stated that “During night patrolling alertness of guards at such installations may also be checked. District Superintendents of Police to ensure that police station in charges remain in their areas and take out maximum staff for night patrolling till further orders.”
The Officers are instructed on keeping a strict vigilance in high footfall areas and also during the night times, and forward any important information to the higher officials.
An air of tension still resides around this matter. Ever since the tragic Pulwama Attack, the relations between the two countries have worsened. Indian Air Force, on February 26, conducted an air strike on terror bases in Pakistan.
In the recent news, Pakistani fighter jet, on today morning, violated Indian air space and was shot down in retaliation. These incidents have instilled a fear of security among the civilians and efforts are being taken by the government to tighten security.