Terror threat during Obama's India visit: US warns Pakistan to face consequences

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Washington, Jan 19: US has issued a warning to Pakistan ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to India for Republic Day celebration in the country.

US claimed that Pakistan would face dire consequences if the country allows any cross-border terror activities during Obama's India trip.

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US has been keeping a constant watch on Pakistan and asked to ensure that there is no cross-border terror incident during the trip.

According to sources, the warning has been issued keeping the track record of Pakistan-based militant groups that have carried out attacks in India that have coincided with high-profile visits from the US.

Militants had shot dead 36 Sikhs in March 20, 2000, in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, coinciding with the visit of the then US President Bill Clinton to India.

The US President is scheduled to travel to New Delhi from Jan 25 to Jan 27. He will to attend the Republic Day parade on Jan 26.

Ahead of the presidential trip, there is an unprecedented level of intelligence sharing between India and the US.

At least 10,000 paramilitary troops will be deployed along with the 80,000-strong Delhi Police to ensure fool-proof security in and around Rajpath -- the main venue.

A seven-layer security ring will be thrown around the Very Very Important People or VVIP enclosure at the venue and the airspace over the area would be monitored by a radar to be specially set up.

This will form part of the planned unprecedented ground-to-air security drill that will turn the national capital into an impregnable fortress during Obama's visit.

The US forces in Afghanistan are also keeping a close eye on the activities of the terrorist groups in the region.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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