New Delhi, Jul 18: An intelligence agency has warned that Pakistan based terror groups — Lashkar-a-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) are planning to launch Pathankot style attack on India. Reports also suggest that terrorists will target Indian Naval Base and for this they are being given underwater attack training and deep sea techniques to attack Navy. Also Read - PSL 2021 Schedule: Despite COVID-19 Surge, Pakistan Super League to Resume From June 1
According to DNA, the inputs received by the government, a group of at least 10 terrorists are waiting near launching pads at Kel, Aathmukam, Dudhnihal and Leepa Valley to infiltrate into the valley. Terror threat also looms on Amarnath Yatra and security for this year’s pilgrimage has already been tightened to thwart any untoward incident. Last month, the intelligence agencies had learned that 20 militants mostly affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are looking to carry out terror attacks on the annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. The intelligence agencies had informed that the terrorists have sneaked into the valley in two groups from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). CRPF, Indian Army, and Jammu and Kashmir Police are keeping a strict vigil. Also Read - Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Inaugurates Rowing Centre in Srinagar
Last year, around 10 devotees including six women from Gujarat and Maharashtra lost their lives after Lashkar militants had unleashed a terror attack on a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims. The bus bearing the registration number GJ09Z 9976 was attacked around 8.20 pm near Khanabal when it was on its way to from Srinagar-Jammu. Also Read - FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Tournament Director Roma Khanna Resign
In 2001 as well, the Amarnath yatra was targeted when terrorists had struck in the Sheshnag area close to the holy cave of Amarnath, killing 13 people. Prior to that, terrorists had attack Amarnath pilgrims on August 1, 2000, in Pahalgam area, killing 30 people, who also included porters.