Obama visit: LeT plans major attack, BSF in battle-ready mode
New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India, the security and intelligence agencies are taking not chances. The agencies have reportedly detected the infiltration bid from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir. Some of the intercepts have indicated that the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is conspiring to orchestrate an attack in India involving the terrorists who are being helped to infiltrate into J-K.
Therefore, the Border Security Forces (BSF) has beefed up security along the international border (IB). Around 1,200 additional personnel of the BSP have been posted there as part of the measures being implemented to ensure the fool-proof security for the visit of Obama. The US Secret Service is also constantly keeping a close eye not only whether there is any terrorists’ movement. The US agencies are also reviewing the Indian security arrangement at every level. But the key concern is related to the reported conspiracy being hatched by the LeT to carry out an attack in India in view of Obama’s visit. Obama is visiting India from January 25-27 as a chief guest of the Republic Day Parade to be held at Rajpath.
The USA had also asked Pakistan to be strictly on the vigil to ensure that Obama visit is not disturbed due to any terror attack in that period. It was on Sunday that Washington had issued a statement saying that if any terror attack takes place, Pakistan will be blamed for that.
According to souces, personnel deployed along IB have been detecting an increasing number of infiltration attempts along the border in the border areas of the state and some recent intercepts indicate that Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba is planning to orchestrate an attack if they manage to sneak in.
“The security at the IB has been stepped up in the wake of US President Barack Obama’s visit to the country later this week. About 10-12 BSF companies have been deployed to bolster the existing units,” the sources said.
One BSF company has an approximate working strength of about 100 troops.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said whenever a Head of State visits the country, security is stepped up.
“This is part of the standard protocol,” he said.