New Delhi, Dec 4: The Union Government has received intelligence inputs about a possible 9/11 type terror strike from the air.
'Terrorists' plans to carry out a 9/11-type aerial attack on targets in India", Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major said on Thursday in New Delhi. "This is based on a warning, and we are prepared to tackle any such possibilities as usual," Major informed the reporters. He said the issue was also discussed during the meeting of the three service chiefs with Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday, Dec 3. Meanwhile, all major airports in the country, including Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai have been put on high alert in the wake of intelligence inputs that terrorists of Pakistani or Afghanistan origin may strike these installations at weekend during the 16th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya. Anti-Sabotage teams have already been deployed at these airports. Defence Minister AK Antony has warned the armed forces about the possibility of terror attacks from airborne platforms.
Antony has called for greater coordination among security and intelligence agencies to make the intelligence inputs actionable.
The Defense Minister has demanded a tight vigil along India''s coastal, land and aerial frontiers to foil any terror attack.