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Terror Threat: Coast Guard Enhances Sea, Aerial Surveillance

Indian Coast Guard enhanced surveillance along the West coast, specifically in seas off Gujarat, following inputs that suspected LeT, JeM terrorists entered India from Pakistan to launch an attack.

Published: 07th March 2016 12:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2016 12:02 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Indian Coast Guard has enhanced surveillance along the West coast, more specifically in the seas off Gujarat, following inputs that 10 suspected LeT and JeM terrorists could have entered India from Pakistan to launch an attack.

"We have enhanced our air and sea surveillance following the security threat. Our surveillance is always 24x7, but since the input has come directly from the NSA, we are more cautious," said a senior Coast Guard official.

The Coast Guard has not only pressed more ships into the sea for surveillance, but also increased the sorties of its planes for aerial vigil.

Ten Pakistani terrorists involved in 26/11 Mumbai attack had landed from Karachi via sea.

A high alert was sounded in Gujarat yesterday after Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasir Khan Janjua communicated to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval about the terrorist infiltration.

Four National Security Guard (NSG) teams were rushed to Gujarat following the input which mentions about 10 militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) having entered India via Gujarat and that they could carry out a terror strike in Delhi.



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