Times now3/18/2009 7:22:49 PMCentral security agencies have alerted the Director General of Police (DGP) of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the possibility of an terror strike on dams, particularly the Bhakra Nangal project, with the intent of creating economic destability in India. If the Bhakra Nangal Dam is broken, the damage would be enormous. Estimates show 1500 villages will be marooned and food production will be halted for the next 6 months. The loss of life and livestock would be very great.
This is why the terrorists want to re-enact a Mumbai type attack to show their 'presence' and to convey that they are active in India. Since 9/11 attack on the twin towers the strategies of terrorists have been innovative, like using the aircraft as a missile in New York and the London train attacks, and later in Nov 26 Mumbai.
This information about a possible terrrorist strike was intercepted from a mobile phone conversation between two Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT) operatives in Pakistan.Technical teams of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) have intercepted and analysed the conversation.
Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 18
The government has received inputs from intelligence agencies suggesting that Pakistan-based terrorist groups could target top political leaders in the run up to and during the Lok Sabha elections.
Home Minster P Chidambaram said today that India was very uncomfortable with the present situation in Pakistan where it was hard to understand as to who was in control of the country.
Reviewing the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir state for the Lok Sabha elections, he said even political leaders would have to be very careful about their movement in the run-up to the elections. “I advise prudence on the part of political leaders while campaigning,” the Home Minister said, adding that there was no specific alert about a terrorist strike.
Chidambaram asks leaders to move carefully during polls
Jammu, March 18: Addressing the media in Jammu, Home Minister P Chidambaram said that security forces would be taking no chances during the elections, but at the same time asked leaders to move carefully during the polls.
He said that the state police has submitted a wish list to which he would respond as soon as he got back to the capital.
We expect a communal divide in India during elections that may increase communal tensions in various part of India. Hope our Agencies and Ministries will neglect IPL (as its not a constitutional requirement) and put full focus on Parliamentary Elections LS-2009.