On Tuesday (July 20), Delhi Police received a warning about a major terror operation that could be carried out in the national capital using drones.
Terrorists and anti-social elements can carry this out before August 15th, Independence Day, according to sources quoted by news agency ANI.
The terror alert was issued in response to the recent drone attack on the Indian Air Force base at Srinagar airport, the country’s first of its kind.
According to an ABP news report, a group of terrorists in the national capital has been planning ‘Operation Jihad.’
Furthermore, a total of five terrorist operatives connected with al Qaeda from Lucknow were arrested in Uttar Pradesh by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and suspicious material recovered from their homes.
The ATS in Lucknow was informed of a major terrorist attack plan. Commissioner for Delhi Police Balaji Srivastav’s city-wide surveillance of the security measures has already taken place in the border and Red Fort district of Capital.
A statement reads the Delhi Police Commission and senior officers inspecting arrangements on the borders of Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur, in addition to the neighbouring Red Fort and Parliament.
Specific training in UAV (unmanned aerial car) assaults, including soft kill and harsh killing training, has also been given to the Delhi Police and other security forces in the capital.
In addition, at Red Fort before Independence Day the Indian Air Force launched a special drone control room and doubled the number of anti-drown systems.