Lucknow: As per the information given by the official, a state of high alert was issued across Uttar Pradesh, subsequent to the surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC).
Security was heightened in all districts, fearing retaliation from Pakistan. The Seema Shashastra Bal (SSB) was also asked to step up vigil along the Indo-Nepal border.
Additional police force was deployed in the peripheral parameters of cantonments in Lucknow, Agra, Kanpur and Meerut, and military installations and airports were put under close watch. Special checking operations were initiated to screen vehicles on border and other sensitive areas like Maharajganj, Bahraich, Gonda and Gorakhpur.