The Indian Army launched a search operation on Wednesday after a farmer reported seeing two men in army fatigues near the Gurdaspur town, five days after terrorists attacked an Indian Air Force base in nearby Pathankot.
The army cordoned off the area around Tibri cantonment, 5km from the Gurdaspur town, as they investigated the farmer’s claim. The police immediately reported the matter to the army and a joint search operation was launched, said SSP Gurpreet Singh.
The alert came even as combing operations continued to sanitise the airbase in Punjab even as the NIA formed various teams to probe the terrorist attack on the high-security defence facility.
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