Following the escalating tension between India and Pakistan after the terror attack on the Uri army base, the Punjab Police have started strengthening security in border towns.
Punjab director general of police (DGP, law and order) Hardip Singh Dhillon visited two border districts of Gurdaspur and Pathankot on Tuesday, where he took stock of the law and order situation.
He also met the top brass of the Air Force, and reportedly discussed the outer security cover of the Pathankot airbase, for which the Punjab Police is responsible.
DGP Dhillon said he was here to interact with officers active on ground. Questioned on measures being taken to prevent infiltration across the border that has led to three terror attaks in recent past, Dhillon said the security forces equipped with modern gadgets is the answer to Pakistan’s ill-designs.
“We now have thermal image sensors, bullet proof and antimine vehicles and bullet-proof bunkers besides nearly 6,000 jawans ready to join the Punjab Police,” he said.
Pathankot senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rakesh Kaushal said nearly 700 closedcircuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed in the district and more will be installed in future.