PM, Amit Shah Targets In Terror Plan, Warns Intel; Air Bases On Alert

In INTERNAL SECURITY

India is on high alert after intel inputs warning of a terror plan to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, home ministry sources said on Wednesday.

The ministry has put out an alert to all states following a threat naming 30 major cities. Indian Air Force (IAF) sources have also confirmed a serious security threat to frontline bases following multi-agency inputs.

An “orange alert”, which is a notch lower than the highest state of emergency, is in place at important installations and security has been tightened on IAF bases in Srinagar, Awantipora, Jammu, Pathankot and Hindon, sources say.

According to inputs received by the defence ministry and intelligence agencies, the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad has been plotting a fidayeen or suicide attack on air bases. The inputs include a threat letter dated 10 September, received by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

The letter in Hindi is reportedly from one Shamsher Wani of Jaish and claims revenge for the government’s Article 370 decision. Read More

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