Delhi on alert over possible LeT attack ahead of Obama visit: Reports
The Delhi police and other security agencies have sounded a high-alert in the Capital after they received inputs suggesting a possible terror attack before the scheduled US President Barack Obama, according to reports.
American President Obama will be visiting India next month as the chief guest for Republic Day celebrations.
“Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba jihadis were planning a ‘sensational terror attack’ in the run-up to Obamaâ™s two-day visit during the Republic Day next month. The alert has been communicated to the highest levels of the Modi government,” according to Hindustan Times.
The report also suggested that based on the intelligence, Delhi police and other security agencies have advanced security drills. The agencies would start initiating security arrangements from this week.Â
Meanwhile, another report suggested that US Secret Service (USSS), the agency responsible for the safety of American presidents and vice-presidents, will fly down to India in next few days, to take stock of the security measures undertaken by the Indian authorities.
“The USSS experts will hold consultations with a team of Delhi Police besides senior officials on the route that the president will take from airport to the hotel where he will be staying, besides the route on which Obama will travel to various venues in the city,” according to an Economic Times report.
US President Obama last month accepted the invitation of PM Modi to grace the Republic Day functions as the chief guest, as a sign of significantly expanding ties between two countries.
Obama is also the first US President to attend the Republic Day celebrations.