“This is new intelligence about a possible technique that could be used, ” a senior US security official said on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to discuss intelligence information with the media.
The United States has alerted international carriers, including those from India, flying directly into its territory, that terrorist groups might surgically implant bomb into human beings to carry out attacks.
“Such a threat is likely to come from overseas rather than domestically, but precautionary steps are being taken internationally and in the US,” the official said.
It is understood that all countries, including, India with airports that have last-point-of-departure flights to the US have been alerted with the latest intelligence input gathered by the United States; which continues to be the prime target of the terrorists across the world, especially those based inPakistan and Afghanistan.
Since the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport have flights having last-point-of-departure to the US, it is logical that tightened security might be experienced by passengers at these two Indian airports as a result of the latest terror alert.