Republic Media Network's reporter Syed Suhail has explained the situation on the ground near border villages in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Speaking from village Tanot close to the border, Suhail said that the situation near the border in Rajasthan is normal and there is no need to panic.
The boundary area of Jaisalmer, which stretches upto 470 km, is the longest border shared by India and Pakistan. There are approximately 30 villages in and around the border area.
These villages are on alert due to the prevailing tensions between India and Pakistan. The entry between the time span of 6 pm to 7 am is restricted in these villages. Border Security Forces is leaving no stone unturned to secure the border area. BSF has increased the security and intensified patrolling of the area to ensure safety.
In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack by Pak-sponsored Jaish-e-Mohammed, ties between India and Pakistan have sharply deteriorated, escalating tension on the international border. On February 14, 2019, Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed explosives-laden vehicle into a bus ferrying CRPF jawans in Pulwama district in which 40 soldiers were martyred. India strongly retaliated to the cowardly attack by conducting an air strike in which terror camps of JeM in Pakistan were turned into dust and more than 245 on-foot soldiers and terrorists were killed in a matter of 17 minutes.
All political parties of India, national as well as regional, came together in the fight against terror-friendly neighbour and even the citizens shouted slogans hailing the sacrifice of the forces. Moreover, India revoked the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status that was unilaterally accorded to Pakistan over 20 years ago. The government of India also resolved to isolate Pakistan on the global stage. US, Australia, France, and other world countries issued statements condemning Pakistan for breeding terrorists on their soil and asserted that the world's patience on terrorist safe havens is running thin.