Apprehending terror attacks through use of remote-controlled paramotors, drones and gliders, Indian Air Force (IAF) authorities arranged for a paragliding exercise over the Pathankot airbase on Thursday to check reactions of residents.
On Wednesday, the IAF authorities had distributed telephone numbers to people in case they see any flying object is the area. This comes days after the IAF pasted posters bearing a shoot-on-sight warning for anyone trying to enter without authorisation, on the boundary wall of the airbase.
The residents, cautious after the January 2 airbase attack, made repeated calls after spotting the paraglider. Pathankot SSP Rakesh Kaushal said, “The exercise was conducted to do a reality-check and know how alert people are.”