Pak terrorists may sneak in using Afghan IDs, Intel agencies warn ahead of R-Day

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.

Pak terrorists may sneak in using Afghan IDs, Intel agencies warn ahead of R-Day

While only a day remains for Republic Day celebrations on January 26, security concerns have been increasing with security agencies on high alert, especially in Delhi and NCR.

According to an intelligence report, "Pakistan-based groups are trying to use Afghan identities to enter India and that some of them have fraudulently acquired Afghan passports."

India Today has quoted its sources as saying that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is trying to create tensions between India and Afghanistan. It came to light when Intelligence agencies recently questioned two Afghani youth, who travelled to India last year.


Furthermore, the report said that 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.

Prior to Republic Day, intelligence and security forces have conducted a fresh recce of sensitive areas in National capital. The Special Protection Group (SPG) chief has asked security forces to search all buildings within 2.5 km radius of Rajpath.

Delhi Metro is also on high alert after National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) warned that seven armed men in the garb of Armymen, believed to be from Gurdaspur in Punjab, are ready to carry out a terror attack on Delhi Metro ahead of Republic Day, DNA report said.

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.