New Delhi: Ahead of the Republic Day parade on January 26, security in Delhi and NCR, particularly at Rajpath, has been beefed up.
An intelligence note says that “Pakistan-based groups are trying to use Afghan identities to enter India and that some of them have fraudulently acquired Afghan passports.”
Pakistan’s notorious Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is trying to create tensions between India and Afghanistan, said sources.
Intelligence agencies came to know about this strategy when they recently questioned two Afghani youth, who travelled to India last year, said sources.
If sources are to be believed, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has received inputs that ISI plans to recruit Pakistan-Afghani nationals and then send them to India to orchestrate a terror attack.
Ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in the National Capital, intelligence and security forces have conducted a fresh recce of sensitive areas. The Special Protection Group (SPG) chief has asked security forces to search all buildings within 2.5 km radius of Rajpath.
Earlier, intelligence agencies had received inputs that terror groups were plotting a Nice style lone-wolf attack to sabotage Republic Day celebrations.
Specific inputs were received on outfits including Hizbul Mujahideen (HuM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) hatching a plot to simultaneously launch terror attacks in various parts of the country.