Obama visit: IB alerts Delhi Police on possible terror attack using paragliders
Hours after US President Barack Obama left for his three-day visit to India to witness Republic Day celebrations here, Intelligence Bureau on Saturday evening issued an alert to the Delhi Police of possible terror attack.
New Delhi: Hours after US President Barack Obama left for his three-day visit to India to witness Republic Day celebrations here, Intelligence Bureau on Saturday night issued an alert to the Delhi Police of possible terror attack.
The agency warned of a Mumbai-style terror attack during Obama's visit and also alerted that the terrorists have already entered the Indian territory through Jammu and Kashmir border and are at the moment present in the national capital, where the US President is due to land on Sunday.
The IB, in its alert to the Delhi Police, said that the terrorists are likely planning a terror strike using paragliders.
The police have also been asked to checked with those buying chemicals which could be used to make explosives.
Unprecedented security arrangements are in place for Obama's visit with around 15000 CCTV cameras being installed and a seven-layer security ring turning the national capital into an impregnable fortress.
To avert any possibility of a terror strike, over 1,000 NSG snipers and 44,000 Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel will guard the capital on Republic Day putting it into a virtual lockdown.
The White House on Saturday announced a last minute change in Obama's scheduled India visit by cancelling the tour to iconic Taj Mahal, where for the past several days, scores of workers have been working tirelessly while thousands of security personnel stepped up vigil all along the national highway and the Yamuna Expressway.
Obama will head to Saudi Arabia on January 27 to pay his respect to new King Salman and offer condolence after the death of King Abdullah.
The US President has been invited by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the chief guest for Republic Day celebrations on January 26.