New Delhi: In the wake of the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, the Delhi Metro Rail network was put on red alert on Wednesday. A statement by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) read, “As advised by security agencies, Red Alert has been imposed in the entire DMRC network from 6 PM onwards today.” Also Read - Operation All-Out: Security Forces Within Striking Distance of Eradicating Terrorism in Kashmir

“Under Red Alert, all station controllers are required to inspect entire station premises for any suspicious items/activity including parking lots and report to the Control Centre every two hours,” the statement further read. Also Read - India Deploys MARCOS In Eastern Ladakh, Naval Commandos To Get New Boats Soon

Earlier today, the Government had ordered a shut down of eleven airports after Pakistan responded by using its air force to target military installations on the Indian side. The orders were later withdrawn and operations resumed. Also Read - UK PM Johnson Speaks with PM Modi on COVID-19 Vaccines, Climate Change And Trade

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) briefed the media on Wednesday afternoon stating that an Indian pilot was missing in action, following the Indian Air Force (IAF) shooting a Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft in the morning. Thereafter, calls were reportedly made to the neighbouring country to treat him humanely and in accordance with the Geneva Convention.