The iconic flag-lowering ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border has been brought under a "comprehensive" security mechanism with special anti-sabotage measures in place, in the wake of the powerful terror blast that killed over 60 people across this border in Pakistan recently.
After claiming responsibility for the suicide bombing at the Wagah border in Pakistan that killed at least 60 people and left over 110 injured, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, has directly threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Even as the authorities in Pakistan continue investigation to ascertain who was behind the deadly Wagah border crossing blast that killed at least 60, a fresh report compels to re-think who was the actual target of the attack.
Condemning the suicide attack at Wagah border which claimed the lives of 61 people, CPI(M) on Monday said that strike underlines the threat posed by extremist groups which needs to be countered through close cooperation between both the countries.
Defence analyst Commodore (retired) C Uday Bhaskar on Monday said that the bomb blast, which took place near the Wagah border in Pakistan, poses a very serious internal security challenge for Pakistan, adding that India would have to acquire the capacity for surveillance on both sides of the border.
Rubbishing the claims of other terror outfits, former Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has asserted that its Jamat-ul-Ahrar group was responsible for the deadly suicide attack at Wagah border crossing that killed at least 60 people.
Deploring the suicide attack on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on Monday urged the international community to jointly fight terrorism.
India and Pakistan decided to strengthen existing mechanisms to maintain the truce along the LoC, months after bilateral ties nosedived over the killing of five Indian soldiers and flare-ups between the two sides on the ceasefire line.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and his Bangladeshi counterpart will be present at the Indo-Bangla border`s Petrapole-Benapole post to flag-off the joint retreat ceremony between border forces of the two countries.