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Security bolstered in national capital amid escalating India-Pak tensions; red alert issued for entire Delhi Metro network

Commenting on the situation, a senior DMRC official said, "As advised by security agencies, a red alert has been imposed on the entire DMRC network from 6 pm onwards."

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New Delhi Published on: February 27, 2019 22:20 IST
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Security tightened in Delhi due to escalating tensions between India and Pakistan

Security across the national capital was bolstered amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, police said on Wednesday. At a meeting chaired by Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Tuesday, all police officers were instructed to increase vigil in their respective districts, they said.

According to a senior police officer, patrolling and surveillance have been enhanced in sensitive areas, including railways stations, bus terminals, shopping malls, government institutions and at the national capital's borders. 

Vehicles entering the national capital from the neighbouring states are being checked, the officer said, adding people have also been sensitised about threats in high footfall areas and are requested to contact police if they come across anything suspicious.

Meanwhile, the DMRC also issued a red alert for the entire Delhi Metro network on Wednesday, in view of hightened tensions between India and Pakistan.

Commenting on the situation, a senior DMRC official said, "As advised by security agencies, a red alert has been imposed on the entire DMRC network from 6 pm onwards."

The Delhi Metro's current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations, in Delhi and neighbouring cities.

"After a red alert is sounded, all station controllers are required to inspect entire station premises for any suspicious items or activity, including in parking lots, and report to the control centre every two hours," he said.

The move comes in the wake of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

New Delhi said an IAF pilot is "missing in action" and a Pakistani fighter jet was shot down on Wednesday, as fears of war darkened India-Pakistan relations with Islamabad launching retaliatory strikes and claiming it has arrested an Indian pilot in its territory. 

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