R Day Alert: ASEAN Leaders To Face Possible Terror Threat


New Delhi: Intelligence agencies have issued a high-level alert of a possible terror-threat to leaders from 10 ASEAN countries who will be chief guests at India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations this Friday. A massive security cover has been put into place in Delhi reports Zee News.

For the first time ever, as many as 10 world leaders will be chief guests at the event marking India’s Constitution coming into effect. Indonesia President Joko Widodo, Vietnam PM Nguyen Phuc, Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, Laos PM Thongloun Sisoulith, Malaysia PM Najib Razak, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, Cambodia PM Hun Sen, Thailand PM Prayut Chan-Ocha and Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah.

With these many high-level foreign dignitaries, the pressure on security agencies is more than ever.It is suspected that terrorists may have prepared or may have already crossed over from border areas with Pakistan and may wait for opportunities to target celebrations here.