"All bases in the Western Air Command have been put on high alert. Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued against anyone attempting to enter the base by scaling the perimeter wall or through unauthorised access", a senior IAF officer said.

IAF has also asked the government to strictly impose the ban against construction within 100 metres of any air base and within 900 metres of its ammunition depot.

Replying to queries about an insider possibly having had a role in the Pathankot attack, he said that NIA was investigating this angle but a preliminary probe by IAF has not found anything to substantiate such a suspicion.

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