It was a scene of confusion and panic at Hindon Air Force Station in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district.
The Indian Air Force conducted a mock drill at the Hindon airbase near Delhi on May 6, soon after three terror suspects with alleged links to Jaish-e- Mohammed, revealed a plot to launch an attack (one the lines of the Pathankot terror attack) at the air force station in Ghaziabad.
Security officials went into a tizzy after seeing two unidentified men entering Hindon Air Force Station at 2 am, and continued search operation whole night.
Uttar Pradesh police officials said the air force authorities have detained one men while entering the base and was being questioned. While the other managed to sneak in.
As a precautionary measure, security officials temporary closed the two Kendriya Vidyalaya schools on the premises.
Reports suggest that the mock drill was ordered by the headquarters after they received intelligence of a Pathankot like attack. The purpose was to check the preparedness of the air force personnel in case of a security breach at the airbase.
Following the Pathankot terror attack, the Defence Ministry had issued “shoot at sight” orders at about 20 Indian Air Force (IAF) bases under the Western Command, which also includes the Hindon airbase.
Earlier during the week, Delhi Police arrested Sajid, Sameer and Shakir from Delhi, who were indoctrinated by Jaish videos and were making improvised explosive devices (IED) to strike markets and crowded places in the city. Sources said police have Facebook and WhatsApp chats as evidence.