Indian security forces have been instructed to step up vigil along the Pakistan border following an attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district that killed five people, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.
"Spoke to DG BSF Shri DK Pathak and instructed him to step up the vigil on India-Pakistan border in the wake of attack in Gurudaspur," tweeted Singh after militants struck at Dinanagar town.
"The MHA is monitoring the situation in Gurudaspur and Punjab. I am confident that the situation will be soon brought in control," he added.
Singh also tweeted: "Also spoke to Home Secretary and NSA regarding the situation in Gurudaspur. Security forces have been rushed to the spot."
"Spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Shri Prakash Singh Badal who apprised me of the developing situation in Gurudaspur."
"Operation is still on, I will not make any comments. We will be successful in the operation."
Singh and Punjab CM were headed for the encounter site even as the firing is on.
Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said reports the attackers were holding people hostage inside the police station appeared to be false.