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Terror alerts mounts ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit

NEW DELHI: A flurry of intelligence alerts have been flowing from foreign agencies to their Indian counterparts in recent weeks, according to sources in the security establishment.

The most noticeable trend in recent weeks is the sudden spurt in intelligence sharing by US agencies. Most of it has to do with a range of possible terror threats to India. Some officials believe that this sudden surge in foreign inputs started after President Barack Obama s trip to India as the chief guest at the Republic Day parade on January 26 was announced in November. Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally announced the invitation to Obama on November 21.

The latest US alert was about the possible hijack, or an explosion aboard an Air India flight between Delhi and Kabul. The input did not specify when this terror act could happen. Indian security agencies went on a high alert on Monday in the wake of it.

A few days ago, the American agencies had warned that the sea route will be used to target an Indian port, probably on the southern coast. This would have been carried out by Pakistan-based terrorist groups or the ISI, the Pakistani intelligence agency.

 

(*Source : The Times of India)

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