New Delhi: Indian intelligence agencies have warned of a possible terror attack at 24 airports across the country, including in Punjab, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir.
According to reports, the airports have been sent detailed warnings and authorities have confirmed high security measures are being implemented.
The Civil Aviation Security Bureau has also written to the police chiefs in each state, the CISF or paramilitary force which guards airports, as well as to state-run and private airlines alerting them to the security threat, said reports.
A series of security measures, including random baggage check, physical check of hand baggage after X-Ray, enhanced vigil at cargo terminals, truck dock and car parking checks will be undertaken, said the reports.
Agencies are concerned about a terror attack in retaliation for last week's surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Home Minister Rajnath Singh is set to meet the Chief Ministers of the four border states on Friday to discuss the situation of cross-border terrorism.
NSA Ajit Doval briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, on security at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Intelligence agencies have warned that nearly 100 terrorists are planning to infiltrate across the Line of Control (LoC) to carry out terror strikes in India.
Ceasefire violations along the LoC have become rampant, and infiltration bids have been foiled on an almost daily basis. On Thursday, soldiers killed four Pakistan terrorists who tried to target an army base in the border district of Kupwara in Kashmir. Maps and arms recovered established that they were from Pakistan.
On September 18, terrorists attacked an army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, killing 19 Indian soldiers. India retaliated by carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control, destroying several terror camps....