J&K puts on high alert for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony
With the swearing-in ceremony of PM-elect Narendra Modi inching closer, troops deployed along the Line of Control and the International Border are on a high alert to prevent any misadventure in Jammu and Kashmir.
Central intelligence agencies have alerted Jammu and Kashmir Police, BSF, CRPF and Indian Army to keep a 24×7 vigil on May 26, saying that there were chances of terrorist suicide attacks in Jammu, Samba and Kathua border districts of Jammu, where most people had voted for Narendra Modi during the recent Lok Sabha elections.
Sources said that there can be a sniper attack on BSF soldiers on the International Border (IB) in Samba, RS Pura and Jammu areas just to provoke BSF soldiers and army. Repeated incidents of ceasefire violations and foiled infiltration bids have already alerted the troops and necessitated thorough review of the security grid.
An official who did not wish to be named said union home and defence ministries had already directed the agencies concerned in the state to plug possible routes of infiltration as efforts would be made from across the Line of Control to push in infiltrators.
A defence source said in recent weeks, militant handlers in PoK had activated their launching pads and stationed armed infiltrators in civilian houses near the LoC.
Defence observers also claimed that a series of attacks on terrorists within Pakistan had created a crisis situation for the security establishment in Pakistan. In the coming days, as Modi takes charge, a high-level review of security is expected to take place to set the agenda for future engagements with Pakistan.