New Delhi: The service chiefs of the Indian Air Force and Navy will get Z-plus security following heightened tension with Pakistan, official sources said.
The decision was taken after a fresh assessment of their threat perception by the security agencies.
Official sources said the government gave a nod to the proposal after a thorough examination of the threat perception of IAF chief Air Marshal B S Dhanoa and chief of Naval staff Admiral Sunil Lanba in the wake of Indo-Pakistan.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat has already been given the Z-plus security.
Sources said close proximity security of the chiefs of Air Staff and Naval Staff will continue to be given by the commandos of the respective forces.
The peripheral security will be given by the central and state security agencies, the sources said.
Worthwhile to mention that tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after 40 CRPF troopers were killed and many injured on February 14 in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
A suicide bomber of JeM terror outfit rammed in an explosive laden car into the convoy of CRPF killing the troopers on the spot.