Terrorists planning 26/11-like attack on islands, ports across India: Intelligence agencies
Intelligence agencies have warned the government about terror threat to port and small islands spread across the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. According to intelligence inputs, terrorists are on the look out for launching an attack similar to the 26/11 Mumbai attack on these vulnerable targets.
Sources in the Intelligence Bureau said that about 180 small ports and islands are on the hit list of terror organisations active in the region. Militants may take advantage of slack security at these locations to strike, intelligence reports said.
The Intelligence Bureau also tabled a report concerning the security audit of ports and islands. Following this report, the government has directed the concerned agencies to strictly implement the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for coastal security which were put in place after the November 26, 2008, Mumbai attacks.
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Image: A "suspect boat carrying explosives" blew up near the maritime border between India and Pakistan in the Arabian Sea, January 2015