Terrorists trained by Pakistan may attack J&K, Ayodhya’s Ram temple: Report
Indian intelligence agencies have warned that terrorists trained by Pakistan’s Special Service Group (SSG) are planning to carry out attacks across India on August 5, a day on which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will lay the foundation stone of Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.
August 5 also marks the first anniversary of the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir which led to the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories (UTs) – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Sources in the intelligence agencies have further claimed that the terrorists have been trained in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad and are also planning to carry multiple attacks on Independence Day i.e. August 15.
According to Intel reports, 20-25 terrorists, facilitated by Pakistani Army, will try to enter India through International border or the Line of Control (LoC) along Jammu and Kashmir and five to six such cadres through India-Nepal border.
“Around 20 Taliban members were being trained by Pakistan Army, SSG in a location in Jalalabad, to undertake an attack in Jammu and Kashmir after Eid-ul-Fitr, possibly between May 26 and May 29, 2020, however, terrorists could not execute the attack due to adequate alertness of security forces,” the intelligence input said.
Following the intelligence Intel, security has been beefed up across India, especially in Ayodhya, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. The officials have also been asked to keep strict vigil and coordinate as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs).