Indian Air Force gives shoot at sight orders at 20 main airbases

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Following the Pathankot terror attack, the IAF has put its airbases — numbering over 20 — in the Western sector on high alert and issued shoot-at-sight orders against any intruder who attempts to break into these bases, even as the government is expected to implement a plan, that could cost about Rs 8,000 crore, for upgrading the security and plugging loopholes in the 54 large IAF airbases across the country.Earlier, financial constraints had meant the plan would be implemented only in phases but that has drastically changed following the Pathankot attack, with the government clearly not willing to take any chances.

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