New Delhi: The Military stated on Monday that safety measures have been enhanced in mild of perceived terrorist infiltration into the nation by way of the Sir Creek estuary in Gujarat bordering Pakistan for potential assaults in southern India.
In response to the Military, quite a lot of deserted boats had been found within the Sir Creek space, elevating suspicion about the potential of armed militants having been used them to enter Indian territory.
Lieutenant Common Satinder Kumar Saini, GoC-in-C of the Military’s Southern Command, informed media on the sidelines of an occasion in Pune on Monday that enough measures are being taken in Sir Creek to avert safety threats.
“We have got many inputs that there might be a terrorist attack in the southern part of India and peninsular India. Some boats have been recovered in the area of Sir Creek. We have undertaken capacity building and capability development in the area of Sir Creek keeping in mind the enhanced threat perception. We are taking precautions to ensure that any of the designs of the inimical elements or terrorists are stalled,” stated Saini.
The Navy, too, had issued a safety alert alongside the western coast in August following intelligence inputs about the potential of militants getting into the nation utilizing the Sir Creek route. Chief of Naval Workers Admiral Karambir Singh had stated in Pune, citing intelligence sources, that Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is coaching militants to hold out underwater assaults on India.
“We have received intelligence that the underwater wing of Jaish-e-Mohammad is being trained for attacks. We are keeping track of it and can give an assurance that we are fully alert to foil any such design,” Admiral Singh had stated.
Following the Indian Navy’s safety alert, Adani Ports had issued an advisory upon its delivery brokers and stakeholders to tell their vessels and likewise to report any suspicious exercise within the sea to marine management station and port operation centre instantly.