High alert in UP as Lashkar-e-Tayiba looks to strike at Air Force base
A detailed analysis of a threat perception has suggested that Air Force bases in Uttar Pradesh are under the radar of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The Intelligence Bureau alert speaks about a specific threat to the Hindon air base which is situated in Ghaziabad.
The alert says that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists numbering 7 are planning an early morning strike on the base. It is being planned on the lines of the Pathankot attack, the IB report further adds.
The report further goes on to state that the terrorists have been trained in Kashmir. They would be launched on to UP directly from Kashmir and would carry out the strike, the report also goes on to state.
The report also adds that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had planned a revenge strike. After having suffered back to back setbacks in the Valley, it wants to carry out an attack that is spectacular in nature. The IB has advised a high alert at all Air Force bases in the country and has particularly spoken about the enhancement of security at locations in Uttar Pradesh.