Lankans may target US prez-Indian intel

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Indian intelligence agencies have issued alerts to Delhi police and other security agencies saying US President Barack Obama might be targeted by anti-national elements belonging to Sri Lanka or Maldives during his Delhi visit as the chief guest for the Republic Day parade, Hindustan Times reported.

A close watch is being kept on Sri Lankan and Maldivian nationals staying in India, particularly those with longer visa validity or whose visas have expired.

In their alert issued on January 15, intelligence agencies highlighted the possibility that Obama will be shown black flags by some Aam Aadmi Party sympathizers and Hindu Sena members to protest the US President’s visit. Hindu Sena opposed US granting $532 million to Pakistan for checking terrorism and accused US of adopting double standard. Alerts suggest that an AAP’s political advisor from Gujarat has been mobilising people to show black flags to the US President.

Besides Delhi, Obama might face a similar attack or protests during his trip to Uttar Pradesh’s Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Obama’s scheduled trip to Agra, however, was cancelled on Saturday as he will cut short his India visit to travel to Riyadh to condole the death of Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

These inputs were shared in a letter sent to Delhi police, UP Police and CISF and they were directed to stay vigilant and keep a close watch on unidentified Sri Lankan and Maldivian nationals.

“Being a high valued target, a high degree of threat is perceived to Obama from radical Islamist outfits like Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed,” a senior Delhi police officer said. (The Nation Pakistan)

  Comments - 8

  • pandula Monday, 26 January 2015 01:58 PM

    But Jathi Hitheshi peramuna is Anti US.

    Malaka Monday, 26 January 2015 06:48 PM

    They must be talking about our Lemon puff Hero

    sach Monday, 26 January 2015 10:05 AM

    "A close watch is being kept on Sri Lankan and Maldivian nationals staying in India, particularly those with longer visa validity or whose visas have expired."keeping an eye on people whose visa has expired...LOL

    Sonia Dissa Monday, 26 January 2015 10:06 AM

    Lankans are not like silly Indians.

    Gihan perera Monday, 26 January 2015 10:08 AM

    YES YOU ARE 100% RIGHT! BUT THIS AN SERIOUS ISSUE.

    dilk jay Monday, 26 January 2015 10:15 AM

    Refrain from saying Sri Lankans are Buddhist we are nation of all races and religions.

    Senator Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:12 AM

    All an American ploy,instigated by the lost diaspora.TNA is no longer towing their line,hence new tactics.India should be ashamed of itself evento mention the name of Sri Lanka in this rubbish set up.

    Sara Monday, 26 January 2015 08:41 AM

    Absurd Absurd Absurd. We are ashamed, Sri Lankans are much much more civilised Buddhist people. Hope this explains all.


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