Terror threat in South India - Army enhances security measures


New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS): The Army said on Monday that security measures have been enhanced in light of perceived terrorist infiltration into the country through the Sir Creek estuary in Gujarat bordering Pakistan for possible attacks in southern India.

According to the Army, a number of abandoned boats had been discovered in the Sir Creek area, raising suspicion about the possibility of armed militants having been used them to enter Indian territory.

Lieutenant General Satinder Kumar Saini, GoC-in-C of the Army's Southern Command, told media on the sidelines of an event in Pune on Monday that adequate measures are 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 of Sir Creek 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.

The Navy, too, had issued a security alert along the western coast in August following intelligence inputs about the possibility of militants entering the country using the Sir Creek route. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh had said in Pune, citing intelligence sources, 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.

Following the Indian Navy's security alert, Adani Ports had issued an advisory upon its shipping agents and stakeholders to inform their vessels and also to report any suspicious activity in the sea to marine control station and port operation centre immediately.

 

 

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    These are all Amit & Modi's Guju terrorist spread in South so they create trouble and throw on minority groups. Similar things are happening in Kashmir this is why they are not letting the media people in Kashmir because they are afraid truth may come out and the real peoples face will be shown or who are the real culprits.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Kasargod is a terrorist hub

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    We need a Strong Army in Gujarat ...

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Readers are aware, that secessionist, evil forces, with the clandestine, infiltration, of Jihadists, into the Union territory of Kashmir, have been neutralized !!!!! The enemy is frustrated !!!!!!! tearing its medieval robes, in grief, lamenting, the failure, of transforming our nation, into a medieval Islamic union !!!!!!!!! The enemy is now taking the resource, of attacking our cultural ethos, fermenting, a deadly brew, of medieval, Middle East Cauldron, of religious barbarism........

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Only threat India is facing now now is human rights being taken way by the government in a democracy.

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 10 2019

    Can you tell me why your supposed human rights violations are not taking place in Ladakh or even in Jammu ?? Why is it that when your people become a majority in certain places they start to rebel and break away ?

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  • Tea Boy, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Nothing new its usual news nowadays. Any upward swing in rupee value and stock market price, job creation and business improvement after you implemented new measure to bolster economy???????.... Don't see any change until money stolen by you from RBI reserve funds restored!!!!!!!!...At this rate of our economical growth Pakistan will make our economy equal to theirs.

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