A full-scale security alert has been issued in the city of Mumbai by the Maharashtra government and the Indian Navy after a group of 4 men were seen allegedly carrying weapons near a Navy base. According to various reports, school children saw some men carrying weapons. The men were wearing black clothes. The suspicious men were spotted by school children in the Uran area of Maharashtra. A high alert has been sounded at the Naval ammunition depot INS Abhimanyu, which is opposite the Mumbai harbour.
The Indian Navy has confirmed that a high state of alert in Mumbai and adjoining areas has been sounded after “getting an input regarding suspicious activity” reported by some school children in Karanja. The Maharashtra Police, Anti-terror squad and all other players involved in this process have been alerted about a possible security threat. According to Times Now sources, this is not a mock drill, but a proper security alert that has been sounded. More details on the same are awaited.
This comes close on the heels of the Uri terror attack. On Sunday, heavily armed terrorists attacked an Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, killing 18 soldiers and injuring many others. All four terrorists were neutralised by the security forces. India has squarely blamed Pakistan for the terrorist attack, attacking it for being a ‘sponsor of terror’. The items recovered from their bodies show Pakistani markings. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Tuesday summoned Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, over the attack. “The latest terrorist attack in Uri only underlines that the infrastructure of terrorism in Pakistan remains active,” S Jaishankar told Basit. “If the Government of Pakistan wishes to investigate these cross-border attacks, India is ready to provide finger prints and DNA samples of terrorists killed in the Uri and Poonch incidents,” he said.