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IAF asks its shooters to report for instructions

NEW DELHI: Amid escalating pressure between India and Pakistan, Indian Air Force (IAF) shooters who're part of the Indian group on the ongoing ISSF World Cup within the capital had been summoned by way of the Air Force.

Rifle shooters Ravi Kumar and Deepak Kumar had been asked to report on Wednesday afternoon.

"I have got information that my boss has called me today at 2 pm. He will instruct me, based on the current situation, because Pakistan have threatened retaliation," Ravi Kumar said on the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range within the Indian capital.

"Already all of my (IAF) colleagues are on duty, only Deepak and I are out. The whole Air Force is on alert. They have called us, only for instructions as of now, as per the protocol we have to follow even when not on duty in the current situation. Even if we enter the Air Force Station now, there will be thorough checking," the 29-year-old Ravi added.

Both Ravi and Deepak are hired as flooring body of workers with the Indian Air Force.

"I am part of the ground staff, also Deepak. I am not a pilot, but if required, even I will go (to the war front). Shooting is secondary. If we are needed for the country anytime, we will go," Ravi said.

Both Indian shooters took phase within the males's and combined group 10m air rifle events on the ongoing capturing international cup, however failed to succeed in the overall of the two events.

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