The Army said that it had received inputs on a possible terror attack in south India. Army had warned of terror Alert For South India based on some abandoned boats found recovered from Sir Creek area, about the possibility of armed militants having being used to enter Indian territory.
The warning came soon after the ports in Gujarat were put on high alert after intelligence agencies received inputs that Pakistani commandos were likely to infiltrate into Indian waters through the Kutch area
“We have got many inputs that there may be a terrorist attack in the southern part of India and peninsular India. There have been some abandoned boats also which have been recovered in the area of Sir Creek,” SK Saini, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Southern Command, was quoted by news agency ANI as saying. The Army has taken measures in the Sir Creek region keeping in mind the alert, he added.
During an event in Pune, In charge of the army’s Southern Command, Lieutenant-General Satinder Kumar Saini, said that adequate measures were being taken in Sir Creek to avert security threats.
“We have got many inputs that there might be a terrorist attack in the southern part of India and peninsular India. Some boats have been recovered in the area of Sir Creek. We have undertaken capacity building and capability development in the area, keeping in mind the enhanced threat perception. We are taking precautions to ensure that any of the designs of the inimical elements or terrorists are stalled,” said Saini.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh had said in Pune, that Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is training militants to carry out underwater attacks on India.
“We have received intelligence that the underwater wing of Jaish-e-Mohammad is being trained for attacks. We are keeping track of it and can give an assurance that we are fully alert to foil any such design,” Admiral Singh had said.
In Kerala, the police chiefs have been directed to be cautious at crowded areas including bus stands, railway stations, airports and shopping malls.