New Delhi, Aug 5: Security has been beefed up across Delhi following a major terror threat alert ahead of Independence Day on Aug 15.
It has been reported that nine terrorists were suspected to have entered the national capital.
According to inputs from Intelligence Bureau (IB), terrorists entered the city and they have brought a huge cache of explosives, including RDX and detonators.
The Central government asked all security agencies to step up vigil in the national capital to provide complete security to everyone.
Meanwhile, media reports quoted sources as saying, "This alert comes because Independence Day is coming up. All units in the Western Command is keeping extra vigil and is prepared to move quickly in case they are needed."
Sources told Oneindia that the alert came in the wake of aggression by Pakistan based militants who attacked a BSF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, Aug 5.
According to sources, terrorists have been trying to derail the scheduled NSA level talks.
Terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Hizbul Mujahideen, who at the behest of the ISI and Pakistan army, will try and disrupt talks, Intelligence Bureau officials said.
Sources also informed that the cache of arms had arrived in Delhi about three months back. Similar kind of alert was issued in the capital in April 2015.
All security agencies were on high alert as it was reported that Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) might carry out a 'fidayeen' attack in the city.