War clouds after surgical strikes: Army, BSF increase presence in Rajasthan

Jaipur:  After the surgical strikes across LoC, a retaliatory strike is expected by Pakistan.  The likely target could be Rajasthan, With this is in mind security has been tightened in Rajasthan along the country's border with Pakistan. BSF  has increased patrolling and its presence has been increased too. Pakistan is conducting military exercise near the Raja than border.. "Troops in Rajasthan are in a state of high alertness and preparedness to meet any eventuality," army sources said. Patrolling has been increased along the border, especially during night hours, and police asked to step up search operations in villages and hamlets and keep an eye on suspicious persons or activities. Villages within 10 kilometre of the border are being evacuated. The  schools in the border villages have been closed, and leaves of doctors and medical staff in the hospitals of the area too have been cancelled. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jaisalmer on Oct 7to review the security .