Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Indian security forces have sounded alerts in Jammu and Kashmir border areas following inputs from intelligence agencies about possible terror attacks by Pakistan-backed terrorists, reported India Today.
According to the report, Pakistan and its intelligence agency ISI have started setting up new terror control rooms in Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and are also building synergy among terror groups to launch attacks on Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Independence Day.
Several terror groups including Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Al-Badre in PoK, and ‘Chelabandi’ Mujaffrabad have held series of meetings.
The report states that an intel input prepared by intelligence and security agencies, shows how Pakistan’s ISI is searching for new routes to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir and also establishing new control rooms in PoK. The ISI and terrorist groups are planning to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir through 8 new routes via LoC.
Meanwhile, drone spottings have increased in Jammu and Kashmir. Suspected drone activity was reported from four places in the Bari Brahmana area of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajesh Sharma told the news agency ANI on Monday.
Earlier on Friday, suspected drones were spotted at three different places in the Samba district.
On July 16, a drone that was operating around the Jammu Air Base was picked up by the radars of the anti-drone system deployed by the National Security Guard (NSG) there.
The NSG had deployed an anti-drone system in the city after a drone attack took place on the Jammu air base last month.
After the drone blast at Jammu Air Force station in June, the number of drone sightings has gone up drastically and there have been several instances where the Army and Border Security Forces (BSF) troops at the border have fired at them.
(With inputs from ANI)