Obama's India visit: LeT planning more attacks, security along IB stepped up

Fearing possible infiltration attempts by the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the security along the International Border has been tightened ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India for Republic Day.

Updated: Jan 20, 2015, 16:49 PM IST
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New Delhi: Fearing possible infiltration attempts by the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the security along the International Border has been tightened ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India for Republic Day.

Reports on Monday said that at least 12 additional companies of the Border Security Forces (BSF) have been deployed along the International Border citing concerns including dense fog and infiltration attempts by the LeT militants from across the Indo-Pak border.

Intercepts in the last few days indicate that LeT is planning some big attack in the country and hence the security has been stepped up, according to PTI which quoted sources.

Obama is the first US President to have been invited as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 by India.

The US administration had  issued a stern warning to Pakistan about any cross-border terror attack during the US President's visit between January 25-27.

During Obama's India trip, the security of the US President will be looked after by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

The security agencies will also install CCTV cameras along the route on which Obama will travel.

At least 165 cameras will also be installed at Rajpath alone, reports said.

A seven-layer security ring will be thrown around the VVIP enclosure on Rajpath for the Republic Day parade to be witnessed by US President Barack Obama and the airspace over the area would be monitored by a radar to be specially set up, the PTI reported.

Obama is scheduled to visit Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27 where NSG commandos will be deployed in and around the monument. Around 200 NSG commandos will also be deployed along the Delhi-Agra expressway which will be closed for public during his visit.