The Srinagar airport and the Indian Air Force airbase at Awantipora are already at high alert for over a decade and a half, officials said on Friday in wake of reports about heightened security following an imminent terror threat.
A senior intelligence officer, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said: "Srinagar International Airport and the Awantipora air base have always been extremely high value targets for the terrorists.
"There is nothing new in media reports saying that these two vital installations are on the radar of the militants. Security at both the Srinagar International Airport and the Awantipora air base is already at its maximum alert and has been so since the militant attack at the outer gate of Srina gar airport in 2001."
The outer gate is at least a km away from the main airport building and the runway.
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