Security has been tightened across Odisha, mainly in Maoist affected areas, for Republic Day celebrations Monday in view of intelligence warning about possible terror strike and call by Naxals to observe it as a 'black day'.
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.
Amid threat of a possible terror attack, Odisha Police Friday arrested a man for allegedly sharing information about the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district with Pakistani spy agency ISI.
Security agencies apprehend that terrorists may target some part of the country during the visit of US President Barack Obama, avoiding Delhi, and have alerted state governments, particularly Jammu and Kashmir, about the "serious threat".
Ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit, the US has asked Pakistan to ensure that there is no cross-border terror incident during the trip and subtly warned of "consequences" if any such attack is traced back to the country.
Ahead of Barack Obama's visit to India for Republic Day celebrations, the United States has demanded that all restaurants and hotels on the Delhi-Agra highway should be closed to ensure full-proof security for the world's most powerful man.
Delhi Police Thursday filed a chargesheet against suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba men Abdul Subhan, a Pakistani national and another man for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to carry out terror attacks in the national capital.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said India is "well prepared" to thwart any possible terror attack in the backdrop of intelligence inputs that strikes could be carried out on "soft targets" in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit here this month.
A terrorist attack in the UK is "highly likely" and could occur without warning, British Home Secretary on Wednesday warned even as she assured that "more is being done" to tackle jihadist strikes simililar to the ones that struck Paris and Mumbai.
President Francois Hollande on Tuesday vowed that France would "never yield" to terror in an emotional tribute to three police officers shot dead in an Islamist killing spree, as four Jews gunned down in the attack were buried in Israel.