Jammu and Kashmir has been put on high alert after Pakistan reportedly shared with India Intel inputs on a possible terror attack in Awantipora, Pulwama district.
The Intel warnings, which were shared before the SCO summit in Bishkek, have also been shared with the United States.
“We are reading Pakistan’s sharing of this information in two ways. It is either a way to make sure that they avoid blame if a big attack takes place, because they have already shared the information with the Americans,” said a security official quoted by the Indian Express report in Kashmir said.
“Or it is a genuine attempt to inform us ahead after they found out, particularly because the information is regarding a plan to attack by members of an al-Qaeda linked group,” the official quoted by the paper said.
“We also understand that any activities of terrorists linked to al-Qaeda are seen differently by them (Pakistan),” the official was quoted as saying.
Recently, five CRPF troopers and one militant were killed in a gunfight with masked militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
According to the reports, the terror attack in Pulwama district has been planned to avenge the killing of Zakir Musa. Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral in Pulwama on May 24.
Zakir Musa, a close associate of Burhan Wani, was the commander of al Qaeda linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind.